Breaking the thought patterns that lead to endless obsessive-compulsive behavior may be similar to breaking the habits of addiction.
The reason I have holes in the right armpits of most of my t-shirts is that I take my shirts off the wrong way. I don’t remember anyone ever teaching me otherwise. I resist changing the way I remove my shirts because I feel like it’s something that makes me me. My habits distinguish me from other people. Without them, who am I?