When a loved one has OCD, it’s a constant struggle. It hurts to see your spouse so anxious or your teen spending so much time alone. You’ve tried logic, reassurance, even accommodating endless rituals–but, too often, these well-meaning attempts actually make OCD worse. Psychologist Jonathan Abramowitz has worked with countless families affected by OCD, and he understands the strain. He also knows you can turn things around. Grounded in state-of-the-art treatment research, this compassionate guide helps you change your own behavior to support your loved one’s recovery. By gently but firmly encouraging the person you care about to face their fears, you can stop being controlled by the disorder, disentangle yourself from unhealthy patterns, and see your whole family grow more confident and hopeful. Vivid stories, dos and don’ts, and practical tools (which you can download and print for repeated use) help you follow the step-by-step strategies in this life-changing book.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Pub Date: 04/2021
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d