Since 2008, I have lived with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which can manifest itself in a number of forms. For years, obsessions about safety, death, and health, among others, have run my life. Running away from the obsessions only makes them worse. They shift, change, and grow. It is only through continuous exposure to and gradual acceptance of discomfort that one may become strong enough that no obsession may break them down. This might even be true of other difficult things in life.