So today, I want to share with you the five things I've found to be key when bringing both parts of your life together as peacefully as possible. If I feel a relationship, romantic or platonic is going anywhere, I will make a point of saying I have OCD.This may seem strange, but honestly, it has saved me a lot of stress and has helped my friends understand when I need a little help, and when it's best leave me alone.
At the start of a relationship you're so giddy about potentially falling in love that for the most part, your usual anxieties seem to fall by the way side, and as all my fellow OCDers will know, the less anxious you are, the more bearable your OCD will become. When the water settles and it's just you two, starting at each-other, learning everything about one another? I'm not an expert on OCD and I most certainly am not an expert on dating (seriously, I'm clueless).
I use my beating heart to distract me from the oppressive thoughts I'm plagued with most days; my nervousness saving me, for once.
When I first start dating someone, It's kind of easy to hide my compulsions since our time together is limited and set.
However, I live with OCD every day, and have experience mixing the two.
Thoughts get stuck, constantly running like a hamster trapped in a cage spinning endlessly on his wheel.
OCD interferes with responsible functioning: job, relationships, punctuality, or just being able to live comfortably with themselves and their loved ones.
We all took our seats just as the bell rang for class to begin. Harris began passing out the tests and I immediately began to feel my heart start to race.
The feeling of crippling anxiety took total hold of me.
Obsessions are thoughts that get stuck in a repetitive cycle when the brain doesn’t shift gears as it should.
Unwelcome, unwanted, and distressing; these mental images don’t stop. The OCDer repeatedly performs behaviors trying to erase the scary mental images that won’t go away.
Your partner will realize is up, and by this point, you will likely have already told a good number of lies to cover up your OCD.