Our expert says:
Its sad that some people who call themselves born-again Christians, seem to totally miss the essence of real Christian compassion and caring for others, and take a very harsh and ignorant view of life. In your 20's, you should try to find a way to move out and be independent of your family. OCD exists, whether or not your mom, in her ignrance, chooses to believe in it. Seek and accept the treatment you need, without giving her the power to foul up your life by her superstitions and prejudices about your illness.
Don't asume that you need her acceptance or approval. You are giving her power over your happiness and your life which she does not deserve.
Maybe the SADAG ( number on this page ) knows of a suitable support group you could attend, as well as working with your treatment, which may include CBT counselling and/or drugs such as those usually used to treat depression. With successful treatment, you will become stronger and more able to be independent and happy in your own right.
It may represent part of your OCD that you tend to develop this bad habit of giving her so much unearned importance
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