Relationship OCD

OCD Subtype

What is Relationship OCD?

Those experiencing Relationship OCD, or rOCD, experience fears and doubts about one’s relationship, typically of an intimate or romantic nature. People with rOCD may experience intrusive thoughts, fears, and anxiety about whether their partner is right for them, whether they are attracted to their partner, or their partner is attracted to them, and intense doubt regarding whether they need to end their relationship.
Relationship OCD

Common Obsessions

  • Fear of not really loving their partner
  • Fear the relationship is not right
  • Fear they are not good enough for their partner
  • Doubting they love their partner after finding someone else attractive
  • Fear of cheating on their partner
  • Fear of falling out of love
  • Fear their partner does not love them
  • Fear their partner is cheating on them or falling out of love

Relationship OCD

Common Compulsions

  • Seeking reassurance their partner truly loves them
  • Seeking reassurance from friends/ family members they are in the right relationship
  • Having sex with their partner for the purpose of ensuring they are still attracted to them
  • Avoiding deepening their relationship so they won’t be hurt when their relationship fails
  • Comparing their partner to other people to “test” their attractiveness
  • Testing their feelings for their partner by flirting with other people
  • Ending their relationship due to fears  it was not right or “meant to be”
  • Asking for reassurance their partner is not unfaithful
  • Checking for evidence their partner is not unfaithful

Relationship OCD causes a person to experience crippling doubts about their partner or their love for their partner. The obsessions typical of Relationship OCD often question a person’s thoughts and feelings about their partner.

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