The first step to recovery for me from anxiety and subsequent OCD was getting it into my head that the fears are mostly irrational. This wasn't the cure but it was the start. When anxiety was high I would think whatever it is it is going to happen. When I would step back and think about it I would know the thinking was irrational. It still took a lot of time but gradually I got into a better frame of mind. I have had a couple of issues in my life and with the first one my OCD rubbed off onto some one important to me so I had to get a handle on it to help them. The most recent issue that started early last year due to managers changing and my new manager wanting to cover his arse over a medical issue, was still hitting my family three months after I accepted medical retirement. Due to my anger home wasn't the happy place it should be. Once I snapped out of that, life has been mostly good.