I have wondered if I will ever break the cycle of OCD. Any cycle will do. Breaking the cycle is the hard part. Dealing with the thoughts is much easier, at times. I have learned not to let the thoughts get to me. It is difficult to "get over"those compulsions. It seems to me like every area of my life is a compulsion. It is time for me to get and be independent. I finally realize what I need to do with my life, but I have not really gone anywhere, but I would like to.