Although it's made fun of a lot it's not a lighthearted thing - it can be horrific - read up on it here.
I thought I was alone. But I am not. And you're not.
Now if you'll excuse me - I'm off to wash my hands, line up my pencils and count things four times.
That said, having lived through it, this cracked me up. So going on my page when I finally get to my stamps (I'm in the middle of an overhaul ). 💚
It's a type of OCD where one obsesses about their relationship, their feelings towards their partner, and their partner's feelings towards them.
Sufferers have many negative feelings and thoughts, like any other OCD subtype.
Thoughts could be for example:
* Do I love him?
* Am I happy with him?
* is he "the one?"
* does he really love me?
There is general anxiety surrounding the relationship.
I am in a relationship atm, and I love my boyfriend very much. He is the light of my life, and he makes me happy. We are together nearly six months. He's not perfect, but I love him more than anything.
If you want to find out more about rOCD here are some links:
Just because one has rOCD does not mean the relationship is bad, or destined not to work out. Infact, with many rOCDers like me, the thoughts/feelings/urges are so bad because they are not true, and don't reflect how we feel about our partner.
For example, I may feel anxious around my BF, and then a thought (aka My Little FRiend) comes into my head and says "the anxious feeling means you don't like him/don't want to be with him!" which is NOT true, not one bit. I am anxious due to my OCD/GAD - and it intensifies sometimes around him because my OCD is focused on relationships. I get more anxious as a result, and get really upset. The reality is I love him and want to be with him, but OCD twists me around.
I am much better than I was before, but it is still very hard at times but I have good times too and the good times are ten times stronger than the bad.
I can see myself being with this guy for life.
*Rereads it over and over to make sure I read it right*
Oh my God I think I'm in love with you.
Yup, I've got OCD! ((make it five-p-please make it five!))
Ahhh.. I have to wash my feet, too!
(she has to have things in alphabetical order )
This was one of those stamps that would have made me spurt tea everywhere, if I'd had a mouthful of tea when I saw it. Which I didn't. Really.
I'll clean my keyboard while I'm at it.
I'm currently pretty anxious over something because of it right now, so this actually helped cheer me up a bit. Thank you.
It was at its worst in junior high school. It even affected my grades because of how much I wasted time following rituals instead of answering test questions. That's a time in my life that I do not miss. As of now, my OCD is mostly limited to religion-based concepts like re-saying specific lines during prayer.
I totally need those.....