#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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#129- Can OCD Stop You From Feeling Love, and Dealing With Rapidly Changing Obsessions

Today’s episode features two listener questions with the first being an audio question. The first questioner asks whether OCD can stop you from feeling or experiencing love. I have plenty to say about this and even consulted a few colleagues on the subject. The next question is an ROCD question…

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What If Love Isn’t A Choice, Partners Who Don’t Understand OCD, and Convincing Compulsions

On this week’s episode, I answer three questions! The first is from someone who’s partner says that love isn’t a choice, and that their partner with ROCD should leave unless they have constant strong feelings. Next, I answer a listener’s questions about breaking up a relationship because of the guilt…

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Checking About Past Partners, Swallowing Obsessions, and Feeling “Saved”

On this week’s episode, I decided to pack a relatively short episode with three questions and a feedback email. I discuss a wide range of topics, including how to deal with obsessions about past partners and how this impacts the state of the current relationship. I also discuss someone’s swallowing…

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How Do I “Just Be” With My Thoughts, And How Do I Get Certainty About My Feelings For My Boyfriend?

On this week’s episode, I answer two questions from listeners about their struggles with OCD. The first question deals with how someone can practice being with their thoughts and disengaging from their rumination. What are they supposed to do? The second question is about how someone can get certainty about…

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ROCD about my partner’s real “condition,” and Do my anxieties mean I’m not in the right relationship?

For today’s episode, I discuss two listener questions on the ROCD spectrum. The first one (3:31) deals with someone obsessing about their partner’s physical condition, an actual physical/ medical condition, and what that would mean for their future, kids, etc. The second question (23:18) has to do with the attention…

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HOCD caused by my ROCD? And HOCD caused by my lack of relationship experience?

On this episode, I answer two questions that center around HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD, i.e. SO-OCD), but ask different questions within these two themes. The first question (6:40) is about a woman suffering with ROCD about her boyfriend, but the ROCD is then compounded by obsessions about her sexuality and…

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