Really need some support right now

OK, I need some support and kind words right now. Just had a big conversation with my mom. Basically, I don’t really tic around her because she just tells me to stop when I do and that it’s not socially acceptable. She has seen me tic before and has lived with my OCD and other conditions my whole life, though.

She tried to deny yet again that I even have TS.

She told me that if I just exercise more then maybe I wouldn’t have TS. Then, when I finally convinced her — probably just temporarily — that I do have TS because I was diagnosed by a neurologist with her in the room and my cousin also has TS and my dad and all of his brothers have OCD, she told me that I better tell my husband/guy I’m dating that I have TS/OCD because if my dad would have told her then maybe she would have thought a little harder before marrying him.

Yeah….. so I need some support right now because I’m not feeling very accepted right now.




  1. Oh my god, hun, I am so terribly sorry. Whether or not you were diagnosed, your body tells you things. The fact that you cant control these movements proves that you have tourettes. Don’t listen to your mom, what shes saying is not true. You are going to find a husband who will love you just for who you are, and will love you for what you have. I am sure you are a bright, beautiful young lady and any guy would be lucky to have you. And although exercising may help, it will not take your tics away. You and I both know that. I have been living with tics for 13 years, and trust me honey, they aint going away. Just stay strong, bite your lip and ignore it. Your mother just wants whats best for you, even if she doesnt know that accepting you for what you have is the best way to help. I think the best thing is to try to stop convincing her and just let it be. Shes not going to change her mindset, and the only thing you can do is just wait it out. I found people who love and care about me, who are there for me through all of the screams and squeals and tics of joys and the tears, screams, and sobs of the sad. You, if not have found them already, will find people like that. But, as good as they are, you need to know from the deepest part of your heart that even though your mother doesnt accept you for who you are and what you have, you accept yourself for who you are. You need to love yourself for who you are and know that there is only one you, so you better give it your all. I’m still trying to love myself, trust me its not easy, but you and I will get there someday. I was diagnosed with OCD and anxiety three years ago and I hate it, but I get through it. I’m learning to get myself through it by myself and not need my friends as much, but knowing they’re there helps me. If you need a support system I can be that person for you. Send me an email and we can talk. Us girls gotta stick together. It will get better, I promise.


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