Dating with ocd
Join a support group Sometimes coping with a partner suffering from OCD can become all too overwhelming for you.
Medications and counseling sessions can help manage the symptoms of OCD but still leave you feeling lonely and misunderstood.
Feelings of disgust may be particularly severe if your partner experiences obsessions related to contamination for example about germs contained within bodily secretions, sexual violence for instance rape, molestation or religion like committing a sin due to prohibited sexual behavior.
However it is possible to manage such symptoms of sexual dysfunction in a person with OCD; the treatment usually involves a variety of pharmaceutical and psychotherapeutic options which are best explained and advised by your partner’s doctor.
On the surface, such obsessions and compulsions can seem weird, illogical or even scary.
Understanding what the symptoms of OCD are and where they come from can go a long way in helping you to understand them and to bring down the overall stress level in your relationship.
A seemingly harmless comment to a friend or family member of your partner could end up being very hurtful or embarrassing and even go so far as to undermine trust in your own relationship.
The condition is often accompanied with a fear of having sex or high levels of disgust when thinking about sexual activities.An intimate relationship between two people always presents its own set of challenges and rewards.Butif a partner has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the relationship calls for an extra level of patience and understanding.All this can complicate any chances of physical intimacy between you both.