[5 Ways Relationships Are Good for Your Health] The findings, which were published online June 6 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, could have implications for the treatment of some people with relationship and sexual problems, the researchers said."ROCD symptoms are often overlooked by family and couple therapists," said study researcher Guy Doron, of the School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel.With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems like a good time to bring up the topic of OCD and dating.I’ve previously written about the heartache relationship OCD (R-OCD) can cause, and it’s certainly not hard to see how having obsessive-compulsive disorder can affect all aspects of dating.Brodsky was not involved in the study but has treated patients with ROCD.For example, one of Doron's patients said that although he loved the woman he was in a relationship with, he couldn't stop thinking about whether he might be happier with women he saw on the street, or on Facebook.When you think your condition makes you unworthy of love, or when you feel ashamed of who you are, this can be a self-defeating attitude.
One thing people with OCD worry about more than getting through their day to day lives is what other people are going to think about them.I think it’s important to stress that OCD is not who you are, but something that you deal with.I also believe you should stress that you are working hard on fighting your obsessive-compulsive disorder and with a lot of hard work and proper treatment, it can become an insignificant part of your life. Those who are already feeling very close to their new partner might want to share more than those whose relationship is not quite there yet.I also believe you should stress that you are working hard on fighting your obsessive-compulsive disorder, adding that with a lot of hard work and proper treatment, it can become an insignificant part of your life. If you are not actively fighting your OCD, I think you need to be honest about that as well. I do think concrete examples can be helpful in understanding OCD.On the basis of our clinical experience and research we constructed the following self-report measures to help mental health professional to assess ROCD.