What a joy to hear from my patient today that she is able to “just be a normal mom.” She had struggled with ruminations for years of thoughts that she would harm others. She couldn’t enjoy closeness with her children as she was afraid she would harm them. I can’t imagine how horrible that would be for a mother. Ruminations of harming others is actually a common rumination for people with OCD. It has been a joy to successfully treat my patients with this illness so they can start enjoying and experiencing normal interactions with the ones they love.