Many of us who suffer with OCD tend to incessantly seek out self-help sources, hoping for that one thing that will provide instant relief. We can become obsessive with searching the Internet, purchasing every OCD book there is, even going from therapist to therapist.
Be mindful that freedom from OCD is a process. Reading advice online or from a book once is not a fix. We need to do the exercises or heed the same advice many times to overcome a hurdle. Therapy takes time. One visit to an OCD specialist is not going to cure us or make us feel significantly better. It takes many sessions and all of our efforts.
This might not be what we want to hear, but the good news is, that if we work hard and stay the course, we do achieve freedom from OCD because we learn how to cope with it and lessen its effect on our lives.
Have a good OCD-free weekend.