- Date posted
- 57d ago
- Relationship OCD
ROCD and how to cope on your own
Hi, I recently started talking to a new partner and noticed all of my past issues coming up. my fear of abandonment mixed with my obsessive thoughts about blocking him/ending things before I ruin it, needing reassurance, etc. This time i’ve been able to do a lot myself but I still feel like I put too much on him. I think about him obsessively and check our texts throughout the day, hoping he’ll text me. And I feel like I constantly have to check with him or jump through hoops to apologize any time I feel like I have a minor infraction (not his doing, my last friends caused this with the way they would cut people off without warning, which created a new fear in me). I don’t feel like I have good coping strategies for my OCD yet (and I have a few other disorders, all unmedicated). I am in therapy currently but I’d like to reach out to a community and ask, how do you cope with ROCD on your own without burdening your partner?