Dating someone with ocd and anxiety
These rituals might be excessive hand washing, cleaning, counting, or checking.Even though the person with OCD knows these are ineffective, the urge is overwhelming and overpowering so they give in to it., life with OCD is a living hell.They feel anxious that they worry about things that are not worth worrying about.
An uneven edge on a fingernail can cause an hour of nail-biting as they try to smooth the jagged edge.
They can spend hours getting dressed, choosing outfits, or fixing their hair.
But when a person with OCD checks, they don’t trust that they checked, so they check again and again. One small thought can become a horrendous mental vision of tragic events that they might cause or could happen.
Maybe they missed something, or maybe the stove magically got turned on again? As if worrying isn’t bad enough, OCDers worry about why they worry so much.
Obsessions are thoughts that get stuck in a repetitive cycle when the brain doesn’t shift gears as it should.