how to become successful in online dating - Ocd and dating

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Although any intimate relationship has its ups and downs, dating someone who is affected by a chronic mental illness such as OCD can present some additional challenges as well as opportunities for growth.Above all, it is important to remember that an illness is what a person has, not who they are.

Ocd and dating

Being in an intimate or even just a dating relationship with someone with any chronic illness, including OCD, means that you need to be up to speed with respect to the symptoms and treatment of the illness.

On the surface, many of the obsessions and compulsions that go along with OCD can seem strange, illogical or even scary.

At the beginning of our relationship, my now-wife “Charlotte” came over to my place for the first time and my room was immaculate.

The pens and pencils on my desk were organized in straight lines. Even the photos and posters on the wall were a study in flawless geometric alignment.

I've had to learn to try and mold to my surroundings as much as I can to fit another person into my world.

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