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OCD Makes Me Feel Hyper-Responsibility for My Cat

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It’s no secret to those who know me that I love my cat, Jade. I talk about and post pictures of her constantly, to the point that people often think I have more than one cat.

Really, it’s just the same cat coming up over and over. What may be more of a surprise to people though is the crushing hyper-responsibility I sometimes feel for my cat’s safety and well-being, which stems from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

I am deeply aware of being her caretaker, and this responsibility is terrifying. During a tornado watch a few weeks ago, I was once again confronted with this hyper-responsibility I feel.

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