How do I deal with the fading thoughts? Sometimes I don't deal with them at all. Other times I realize that I have a ways to go. The truth is, I have some work to do and some courage to face what comes my way. I wish that the thoughts gradually arrive. That way, I can stop these thoughts dead in their tracks. Sadly, that is not and will not be the case. I guess that is why the OCD is made worse. The sudden thoughts can arrive all at once or at one time. Sometimes, I wonder which is actually worse. I am just glad that I am at the place where I can say the thoughts are finally fading.