No offense to all of you, this is a great forum that has supported me through my worst times, but I wish I didn't have to come back. But my fears have slowly started to come again (very little). It's been one year that I've had HOCD, and the one question that still remained in my head was, how come there are people that come out of the closet after getting married and having kids? I mean, why go through all that trouble and hurt so many people in the process? This is the case for gays in denial. So how can one tell the difference between HOCD and denial? Surely, there is something that differentiates one from the other. I know that this is the mother of all questions (at least for me), and that if this question could be properly answered, it would be R.I.P. for my HOCD, for sure. Please post your comments. God bless you all.