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« on: March 28, 2010, 10:20:40 PM »

I am being investigated for a crime.  I did NOT commit this crime.  However, I have OCD and my thoughts -- I have a history of doing this, although I have never been suspected of a crime, before -- continue to imagine scenerios where perhaps I did do it.  In other words, when I was first informed that a man filed a complaint against me I was totally surprised and had no idea what the issue was about.  When I was told about it, I had not doubt that I had never engaged in the activity.  But, as time goes by, I keep obsessing about "what if I did do it and just don't remember?" and imagine all kinds of things.  I do this so much that I have a hard time distinguishing reality from fantasy.  Please, please, please pray for me.  And, if any of you have any insight into this type of behavior, please give me some useful advise.  Thank you.
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"Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"

« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 12:51:54 AM »

Talk to your Priest about this as soon as possible. Try to find a thoroughly Orthodox Christian psychologist or psychiatrist (this may prove difficult, but avoid secular psychiatry unless your Priest can recommend someone he knows is trustworthy.)

I am sorry to hear about your difficulties. Try to receive the Sacraments soon, and continue to pray and have faith in Our Lord. Satan is trying to cause you to doubt yourself. He is trying to ensnare you in confusion and paranoia. Therefore, focus your thoughts on Christ and His mercy, and satan's schemes will be nullified. Pray the Jesus Prayer as often as possible: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner."

"Lord have mercy."

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"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
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