There is no such thing as 100 percent assurance about anything. There is not even 100 percent assurance that the sun will rise tomorrow, it is possible that a huge asteroid could hit the planet this evening and destroy it, meaning that there is no tomorrow. Yet most people do not worry about this, and they accept that there is always the possibility that something bad might happen. But when it comes to OCD, people want 100 percent assurance that the thing they most fear will not happen. They want to know for sure that there is no chance that they will have to deal with the obsession or perform the compulsive behavior again. It is this reassurance-seeking that often prolongs a person’s struggle with OCD. As you ask more “what if” questions, your mind goes further and further into worst-case scenarios, and you actually obsess more about what you fear, rather than less. There is no 100 percent ability to get rid of your OCD; it is a treatable disorder, and you must always be working to fight it.