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.  

"Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:8-10