Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Watch the OCD Bully Back Off

    What do you suppose we could say or do to a bully who is harassing us to make him or her stop?
If we become more fearful or get defensive, that would only egg on the bully all the more! If we run away  or try an avoidance tactic, that would  only make the bully chase us with further determination. BUT, if we agree with the bully sarcastically and mockingly, and blow up the harassment to the point of it being ridiculous, then the bully will have no recourse except to stop. He or she has nowhere to go from there; nothing to come back at us with!
From the book: Confronting the Bully of OCD
Note:  Use these anti-bully tactics for the OCD - dare the thoughts or compulsions: "Oh yeah???" Talk back to them: "Go, ahead, try it!" Get Ridiculous: "Great! I like the color of a black eye."

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