That's a lot of people. I have certain characteristics that make my disorder pretty obvious to those around me, as well as a host of others I mask for my own self-preservation. Having relationships while simultaneously dealing with OCD can be a challenge. I can't always explain why I do the things I do and that can make communication hard. My SO isn't inside my head.
Dating with obsessive-compulsive disorder
What is OCD - obsessive compulsive disorder?
If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD then you know how difficult it can be to maintain a happy relationship. OCD is a mental health disorder that manifests as obsessive tendencies, recurring thoughts and the inclination to perform various rituals for no clear reason. There can be an overwhelming urge to make things neat and orderly. During your adult years, OCD will start to invade every aspect of your life. It affects everything from where you live, what you do for work, and who you marry.
What it's like to have 'Pure O'—an extreme form of OCD that causes horrific thoughts
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Stacey Dooley: Back on the Psych Ward will see the journalist and presenter return to Springfield Hospital, in London, where she works with the team to help patients in crisis. Nearly a year on from her first visit, Stacey assists staff in helping those with a wide range of mental health issues and delves into how the pandemic - as well as the lockdowns that followed - has impacted patients. Ali has been struggling with OCD since childhood, with rituals ranging from repetitive tapping to blinking to keep her parents safe.