Relationship OCD Test & Symptoms

Relationship OCD or ROCD, is another quite common subtype of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Individuals suffering from this type of OCD will often feel that they are constantly thinking about their relationship with a partner, loved one, family member, friend, or coworker. There are many ways in which this type of OCD can manifest, including needing to know if your significant other is “the one”, someone you should or should not marry, and if you are right for each other. Individuals experiencing rOCD will repeatedly seek reassurance from a loved one or others friends or family members to verify if they love you, care for you, or want to be with you. Additional obsessions can include ruminating about certain flaws of the significant partner’s appearance of personality, whether you or they have been faithful, or if you are meant to be together. This type of OCD can also attack family members or friends and leave someone needing to know, trying to figure out, or continuously ruminating about them and your relationship. It is not uncommon for the target of their OCD fears to become all that they think about. When this happens, it is important to recognize what compulsive behaviors are contributing to the relationship OCD cycle.