That's a lot of people. I have certain characteristics that make my disorder pretty obvious to those around me, as well as a host of others I mask for my own self-preservation. Having relationships while simultaneously dealing with OCD can be a challenge. I can't always explain why I do the things I do and that can make communication hard. My SO isn't inside my head. He can't fully comprehend the way I'm feeling, and so, a lot of my behaviors are alien to him.
What I Want You To Know About Dating With OCD And Intrusive Thoughts
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By Fred Penzel, Ph. I have been actively involved in the treatment of OCD since and have treated over cases of the disorder. During that time, I have come to many valuable understandings that I believe are important tools for anyone planning to take on this disorder. Some of these points may seem obvious, but it has always struck me as remarkable how little of this information my new patients, who are otherwise intelligent and informed people, are seen to possess coming into therapy.
If You Love Someone With OCD, You May Need to Stop Reassuring Them That Everything Is OK
Obsessive compulsive disorder can put a lot of strain on a relationship, and in some cases the anxiety may be centered around the relationship itself. In this article, we'll go over some brief information on OCD relationships for both partners. However, note that this information should not be used as a replacement for formal OCD treatment.
When I stopped single, keeping my OCD a secret was easy. But now that I share my life with another person, it has brought with a whole new challenge to this disorder for both my significant other and I. Trying to explain OCD to someone who does you have it is nearly impossible. People just do not get it.