Following are scenarios that are caused due to OCD
1. Constantly needing validation from people, counting words, cleaning areas repeatedly, locking doors multiple times, straightening or arranging things in a peculiar order, etc. are some of the showing signs. If a person with OCD cannot do these, they would feel an increased stress level. Acting on these compulsions may offer relief but only temporarily. Hence, these obsessive thoughts and compulsion develop into a never-ending loop of getting stressed and gaining momentary relief from it.
2. Being excessively worried and concerned about losing things, critical of oneself in terms of their morality, and doing the right thing. This compulsion and obsession aren’t a conscious effort, rather, the way one thinks and functions.In the context of a relationship, these qualities can make for a self-doubting, insecure, and overthinking partner. It could lead to trust issues, possessiveness, jealousy, arguments, comparison of oneself to others, questioning the legitimacy of care, affection and love shared. Although introspection is a natural phenomenon, irrationally weighing or overthinking situations, actions, and consequences may cause friction in relationships and our everyday lives.
Patients can manage their OCD without treatment if their symptoms seem to be mild or moderate. In severe cases, they may fluctuate from having a good phase to stress escalating to depression, or anxiety. Rectifying the thought process is the solution to controlling impulses, obsessions, and urges.