Do You Have Relationship OCD?

Have you ever though that your hands needs washing up for tens of times a day, just simply after you take, touch something. If so, you surely do have OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Obsessive compulsive disorder can cause people to constantly question if their partner is good enough or if they’re “the one.” Everyone has doubts about their relationship from time to time.

But usually they’re fleeting thoughts, not prominent enough to take seriously.
However, for people with relationship obsessive compulsive disorder (ROCD), their doubts and fears blur reality, causing them to obsess about whether they’re happy with their partner.
“I was with my ex-wife for 12 years. Through that entire time, I was constantly checking to see if my love for her was as founded as I believed it was,” Aaron Harvey, founder of the OCD resource, told Healthline.
“Every single time another woman was in the room, I would test my level of attraction to them compared to my attraction to my partner,” he said. “It was so distracting. I couldn’t engage in conversations. I also spent years and years evaluating one small curve or line on my wife’s face to determine whether or not I found that attractive. It became an endless cycle of doubting thoughts and I felt a slave to it.”
 Harvey also obsessed about intellectual standards, wondering if his partner was smart enough for him or smarter than other people around them.
“Ultimately what is happening is that you really love the person and you’re trying to prove to yourself that you actually do or that they’re enough for you. This constant obsession causes major anxiety. That in itself is the essence of OCD,” Harvey said, who struggled with various symptoms of OCD his entire life.
* Vocab:
- fleeting /ˈfliːtɪŋ/ (adj): very quick, lasting for a short time.
e.g.: She paid a fleeting visit to the White House last month.
- prominent /ˈprɒ.mɪ.nənt/ (adj): well-known, famous, noticeable.
e.g.: Mary is one of the prominent chairwomen in this county.
- take something seriously (v): take something into a consideration or think that something is prominent or essential.
e.g.: We should take Jim's advice seriously because he is our senior.
- obsess about something /əbˈsɛs/ (v): Keep thinking, talking or worrying about something.
e.g.: Mary always obsesses about her weight when she goes out with her roommates.
- distracting /dɪˈstraktɪŋ/ (adj): bothersome.
- engage in something /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/ (v): take part in something.
e.g.: Mary tried to engage in our talks about feminism, but her ideas were not applicable to ours.
- the essence of something /ˈes(ə)ns/ (n): the most important feature of something.
e.g.: the essence of his debate was that he had delivered his speech about the sexism. 
==> In Essence (normally stands in front of a sentence): regarding the most important feature, quality or idea of something.
e.g.: in essence, she was finally compensated for thousands of dollars when her car was hit by a drunkard.
==> Of the essence (normally stands at the end of a sentence): necessarily, importantly
e.g.: Right now, absconding with tons of greenbacks are of the essence.
- Word Usage: Blurred and Blurry.
A - Blurry: something is not clear enough to see or understand or distinguish.
e.g.: - some chauffeurs do not get all of the driving policy, which is every now and then quite blurry.
        - Treating a lady for a meal on Women's Day and having a date with her are quite blurry.
B. Blurred: something is passively or intentionally made unclear.
e.g.: some terrorists normally are on live with their blurred faces.
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