For people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the obsessions, compulsions, and rituals are not done by choice. The OCD sufferer is terrified of what will happen if they don’t do them. Disabling and distressing, OCD is a brain-based disorder that is difficult for most of us to understand. For those married to an OCD sufferer, it can seem like OCD is a third partner in the marriage. Some of the suggestions from this article to help those who are married to OCD sufferers are centered around the idea of empathizing with the OCD partner. Compassion and communication are important as well as focusing on the OCD partner’s positive attributes.
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