To be honest, my OCD has played a large part in carving out what I like to think is a mildly successful life. Here are 10 reasons: Your ties, socks and even boxers will most likely be sorted by color.
It pushes me to excel at the majority of the things I take on—scholastically, professionally and even personally. The kitchen cupboard will be arranged alphabetically and will be promptly replenished as soon as supplies are utilized.
He or she needs to learn how to support you properly.
Fighting obsessive-compulsive disorder is truly a team effort.
Your partner will realize is up, and by this point, you will likely have already told a good number of lies to cover up your OCD.
In my opinion, as soon as you realize your relationship is likely more than a one or two date thing, it’s time to discuss your OCD. That’s a tough question, and of course each person will need to say something personal.
Which brings us to another important reason for being honest with your partner.
Over the years I have received treatment and taken some pretty hard steps to get to a place where I function pretty darn well. I know when it is rearing its ugly head and I know what I need to do to shut it down. It sits on my shoulder like the proverbial devil, always whispering, wanting me to feed it. Everyone has challenges, and at the risk of sounding overly optimistic—we can make lemonade out of life’s lemons!
In my opinion, if a relationship is meant to be, it will withstand whatever trials and tribulations come its way.
We all have our issues, but when you find the right person, you can deal with them better together than you can alone.
There will come a moment when she looks deeply into your eyes with both love and fear.
In that moment she will realize that it is truly okay to admit that she need someone else; and that as human beings, companionship is a basic necessity.