No matter how distressed you are with the idea of your home being untidy because you HATE mess, I guarantee, you’re not feeling as distressed as you would if you believed you’ve murdered someone.
OCD is more than any action, it’s a full illness. We battle with believing we are murderers, rapists, perverts and evil. Your upset in not having your home as you would like it is not on par.
You: “OCD is liking things clean.”
OCD: ‘IF YOU DON’T THEY DIE. YOU’RE A MURDERER IF YOU STOP. THEY COULD DIE IF YOU DON’T YOU MURDEROUS SCUM.’