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Ash – In coming up with coping strategies for ADD, some may seem to border on OCD. I am “religious” about keeping my credit cards and money in my left pocket, keys and knife in the right with cell phone in back pocket. If for example the knife gets borrowed, I’ll stand and wait until it is returned. Then back into the pocket it goes. I seldom lose these items. Unless the daughter comes and asks for money, then it’s gone for good.
Toofat eats the same thing for lunch every day. Some of us buy only one type and color of socks. The list goes on…
Your cleaning may seem like OCD to some, but as you indicate most likely comes from a desire to avoid being like you mom as well as enjoying the benefits of a clean and clutter free home.
I suppose if there is a good explanation for a behavior, it’s not OCD. Sounds like you have one.REPORT ABUSE