Turns out if you’re constantly questioning whether your partner loves you, if he or she is the right person for you, or if you always reassess and doubt your relationship – you might actually have Relationship Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (ROCD).
ROCD is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. The condition usually refers to obsessions in regards to you questioning whether your partner loves you, or question whether if you actually love your partner. These unwanted thoughts or worries becoming compulsive and your repetitive behaviors (e.g. checking someone’s phone logs) are carried out consistently but usually to no avail.
Researchers believe that having some doubt in a relationship is quite normal, however if these doubts and compulsive thoughts begin to impair one’s daily function, such as the ability to do his or her job, then having a ROCD assessment might be a good idea.
According to researchers at the School of Psychology at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, the ROCD research unit have identified common phrases that people with ROCD use.
Here are some of the most common phrases:
I obsess about my girlfriend / boyfriend / partner because I fear that he/ she is not
does not look good enough
is not moral enough
is not social enough
is not funny enough
is not emotionally stable enough
I obsess about my girlfriend/boyfriend/partner because
I am not sure he / she is the one
I am not sure he / she is right for me
I look at other man/ women
I am attracted to other man / women
I am not sure he / she loves me