Hello. So I’ve been in an amazing relationship with this guy for 7 months. I’ve always had anxiety/OCD, but I’ve never experienced OCD that focuses on my relationship. Anyways, recently I’ve begun having obsessive intrusive thoughts about my boyfriend’s interest in me, whether he’ll lose interest, whether he’s the one (although I know in my heart he is), whether he will or is cheating, etc. I know he wouldn’t cheat and that he loves me, but this OCD sometimes really tries to convince me of the opposite and I feel ashamed, especially since I know he’d be hurt if he knew I had these thoughts although they’re beyond my control. Yesterday I had a particularly bad bout of thoughts and I sobbed for an hour and couldn’t sleep. I’ll have moments of clarity where my OCD will go away and I can clearly think about how great things are with my boyfriend without the intrusive thoughts. Anyways, this being said, I’ve been on Zoloft for a while and it seems to not be working at the moment so i know I’ll need to get my dose boosted. In the meantime, I was wondering if anyone has any coping tips, maybe such as a dietary change or change in thought process that has alleviated symptoms? I’m really desperate to get better at this point.
Relationship OCD is ruining my life. Ways to stop it? - OCD-UK
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