Thriving in Relationships When You Have OCD (eBook)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms—such as intense fears and worries, ritualistic and compulsive behavior, hypervigilance, and impulsivity—can put a strain on any relationship, whether it’s family, friends, partners, or other interpersonal relationships of any type. This guide shows OCD sufferers how to reduce the impact of symptoms while strengthening trust, security, and connectedness.
Don’t let OCD be the third wheel in your relationships! This practical guide will help you build and nurture the connections you deserve.If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may seek constant reassurance from others, lose time to compulsions, struggle with unwanted thoughts and intense emotions, or act out in ways that are ineffective. These symptoms can put a major strain on your relationships—whether it’s with family, friends, partners, or other relationships. And you may feel alone, embarrassed, and ashamed of your symptoms, which can lead to further withdrawal and social isolation. So, how can you reduce the impact of OCD on your relationships?Drawing on evidence-based practices grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindful self-compassion, psychologist Amy Mariaskin offers a comprehensive guide for managing your toughest symptoms—before they hijack your relationships. With this book, you’ll find hands-on skills to move toward what you truly want in your relationships and strengthen feelings of intimacy, trust, and connectedness. And finally, you’ll learn how to cultivate self-compassion, mindfulness, and curiosity—all while challenging the beliefs and behaviors that keep you feeling stuck in isolation.If you’re tired of OCD sabotaging your relationships, this book will help you take control of your symptoms—and your life.