#170- Staying Present Amidst My SO-OCD and ROCD Obsessions, and Psychics Ruining My Marriage!

Today’s questions come from listeners both struggling with ROCD. One is struggling with the dreaded combo of ROCD and SO-OCD, and the other is struggling with news from their psychic (and later astrological charts) that her and her to-be husband are NOT meant to be. No evidence? Hearsay? Unfounded confidence?…

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#166- ROCD: Do I Really Find Them Attractive? Did I Ever?

On today’s adventures through obsession, I answer a listener question about Relationship OCD and the obsession toward a partner’s level of attractiveness. Do they find their partner attractive? How attractive? Does that one flaw or unattractive part of them negate the other attractive parts? I talk about how some realities…

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When OCD Recovery Becomes The Obsession, And ROCD Complicated By LTR?

Today’s episode is a mixed audio and emailed question. The first audio question comes from someone who wants to know how to move forward in their long distance relationship (LDR) when their obsession makes them question the future and the very basis of the relationship! The next question is from…

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#144- Anxiety Without Intrusive Thought, Intermittent Numbness, And Telling A Partner About OCD

This week’s audio question comes from William. While his question is centered around ROCD, the topics are relevant to anyone with OCD or an anxiety disorder. He struggles with knowing what to do when he has anxiety and panic symptoms but doesn’t have the typical intrusive thought. He wonders what…

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#143- ROCD, Fixating On A Partner’s Specific Body Part, Or Simple Attraction?

On Today’s episode, I get another audio question about ROCD. The questioner shares that they are starting to think they have ROCD because of their fixation over their partner’s hair and that it is different than their typical attraction patterns. So, is he experiencing ROCD, or does he just have…

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#140- For ROCD, What Should I Treat As OCD And What Should I Treat As Relationship Issues?

This week’s audio question comes in as a complex one. For someone experiencing ROCD, which issues should the listener treat as OCD issues, and which should they treat as relationship issues? Should the listener address the anxiety and uncertainty over potentially “sketchy” behavior as their typical ROCD, or should they…

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#138- How To Help Your Family Member Who Has OCD

Today I answer a question from a listener who has a question about how they can help their wife deal with their ROCD. Along with answering their question, I expand out a little to discuss how someone can help a family member or loved one who is struggling with OCD.…

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#132- OCD, Dating, And Relationships with Lauren Rosen, MFT

For today’s episode, I was joined by Lauren Rosen, MFT, to discuss dating and relationships while dealing with OCD. This is in response to last week’s episode where I discussed dating and some listeners thought I could have gone into more detail, so Lauren and I spent 45 minutes talking…

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#131- Partner Focused ROCD, and Exposures For, and Dating Despite, SO-OCD

Another audio question for this week! For this week, I answer two questions, one from an audio submitter, and another from Instagram. The first question is about Partner Focused ROCD and being obsessed about whether her partner was moral, or moral enough. The next question is about exposure suggestions for…

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