Relationship OCD: What It Is and How to Get Help

Doubts, questions, and flaws: Virtually every relationship has them. But if you have relationship OCD, these issues could be continually on your mind.

Perhaps you have what most would consider an ideal relationship. Your partner is loving, attentive, and genuinely supportive. But for some reason, you have nagging doubts about them that won’t go away.

Maybe you’re in the middle of date night with your partner when someone you find attractive walks past, triggering questions in your mind like, “Am I really attracted to my partner?”

Or maybe you can’t stop finding flaws in your relationship, so you spend all of your spare time searching for answers on the internet. But no matter how much you research, you never find the certainty you need.

This constant quest to be sure may leave you feeling frustrated, full of anxiety, and exhausted. At the same time, your partner may feel confused and not know how to help.

If this scenario sounds familiar, you may be experiencing relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder (ROCD). You might feel encouraged to learn that many treatment options exist that can help reduce these thoughts and behaviors.

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