When they know they love someone or that someone loves them, they constantly check and reassure themselves that it is the right feeling.
When they attempt to end the relationship, they are overwhelmed with anxiety.
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.
Whether you’re born with it, or develop it later, life with OCD is a living hell.
Their brains can’t shift through thoughts at a normal pace.
Every minute, every second, of every hour all you hear is, “What if? Your heart and mind join forces becoming an evil villain that is out to destroy you and bring you down. The simplest things in life became huge mountains that are impossible to climb.
A family vacation, a night out with friends, or a walk around the block is a death trap.
I struggle with things many people find hard to understand.
It’s challenging enough just to be me without having to explain or defend why I think and act as I do, because most of the time I can’t.
I know I have issues I need to work on, and I continue to make improvements all the time. I’d like to think my good qualities outweigh the bad.
By staying in the relationship, however, they are haunted by continuous doubts regarding the relationship.
Instead of finding good in their partner, they are constantly focused on their shortcomings.
(I am kind, generous, funny, compassionate and loyal).