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Careful or ‘Obsessive Compulsive’

Chassidus Applied: How can I balance Hiddur Mitzvah without becoming obsessive compulsive? Rambam’s dietary directives and more. Video

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Any one who has lived with someone with (or has) OC Disorder
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Any one who has lived with someone with (or has) OC Disorder

There is NO joy in the mitzvos – there is NO “Ibdu es HaShem b’Simcha” for the person or there family – just 24/7 made-up rules that have nothing to do with Halacha. Definitely WAY BEYOND “being careful.” The big problem is that the ill one has very little self-awareness & genuinely thinks they are being very holy. A tragedy for all.

important
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important

this balance between having obsessive compulsive tendencies when it comes to hidur mitzva NEEDS to be addressed in the frum community

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A Fellow

A great way to tell would be if resisting the ritual/behavior causes a feeling of anxiety/emotional distress and the individual can’t continue to his next task until he/she solved/engaged in the behavior it would probably be considered a cumpolsion/ritual. Additionally, trying to solve if your thoughts/urges/sensations are obssesions or not can lead to an endless pattern of rumination by comparing/analyzing and trying to solve an unsolvable problem. Another great misconception with this disorder might be That the thoughts mean something about the individual or is level of observance raising the question What if it’s not OCD? However, that has never… Read more »

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Very commun

Yes , this OC behavior happens to some.BTs
Me included. i
It took me years to become normal ,BH
You can see when someone is very meticulous is some mitzvos and not in shalom bais or joy in the house

Not everyone
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Not everyone

With an ocd diagnosis has it severly. Some may actually be happy people that need their questions answered with patience and dignity

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