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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
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.
While ROCD has recently become more popular as a topic of
discussion, researchers have only begun to focus attention on this
mental health condition.
The most common form of ROCD involves intimate relationships
between romantic partners. It can also occur in other
Although it’s not an official diagnosis in the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), it’s considered a
form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
People who have ROCD tend to be intensely preoccupied with