When she is unhappy or tense, she always thinks Jeffery, a 35-year-old man, has been married for 5 years.He loves his wife dearly and he believes she is great for him and an excellent mother.He also thinks his wife, an IT consultant, is very intelligent. He can’t stop thinking that he could have found a better partner.
They make him irritated and he finds he does not enjoy his time with his wife and kids.
Overview of Relationship OCD (ROCD) Evelyn and Jeffery present with what is commonly referred to as Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ROCD) — obsessive compulsive symptoms that focus on intimate relationships.
In the last several years, ROCD has been frequently mentioned and discussed in OCD forums/help groups, as well as the media.
Every time he reads what other women write on Facebook or Twitter, the thought, keeps coming up.
Jeffery looks at other woman, listens to them, and compares them to his wife.
He realizes the problem is his, but still does not manage to get rid of these thoughts.These thoughts, he claims, consume most of his day.At the age of 30, after many dating experiences, Evelyn found someone that she thought was great.He was smart, good-looking, had a good job, and they felt great together.After a year of dating he started pressing her to commit.Since then, she can’t stop thinking She checks whether she thinks about him enough at work, whether she feels relaxed when she is with him, and whether she has critical thoughts about him.