family Members and Friends of Those with OCD

When Reassurance is Harmful (71 kb)
This document provides insight on someone with OCD and how reassurance is harmful to them. [IOCDF]

Learning to Live with OCD  (158 kb)
Learning to Live with OCD gives guidelines on how to live with someone who has OCD and provides special guidelines for educators, employers, children, and adolescents.  Also includes an overview of OCD and the types of treatment. [IOCDF)

Loving Someone with OCD
Authors: Karen Landsman, Ph.D.; Kathleen Rupertus, MS; Cherry Pedrick, RN
This 171-page book is for the family members of people with OCD. It offers guidance for how to provide the OCD sufferer with a good balance of support toward getting well while not allowing OCD to run the home or the relationship.  

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."  2 Corinthians 1:3-4