While the symptoms of ROCD may feel as though they are solid indicators that a relationship is not viable, they are a legitimate subset of OCD, and they can be debilitating.People with undiagnosed ROCD may internalize their symptoms and feel as though something is wrong with them or that they are incapable of love, intimacy, or solid relationships.Capitalize on these strengths, and point them out to the person with OCPD when possible. By Sarah Fader Updated August 16, 2019 Reviewer Kay Adkins, LPC Relationships are difficult, and the transition period from the honeymoon phase of your relationship to a more settled, realistic phase can be challenging.
Over time, the lack of connection and intimacy can lead to a worsening of ROCD symptoms and can even result in additional diagnoses, such as depression.One of the best ways to help you understand how deal with people who have obsessive compulsive personality disorder is to realise where they are coming from.Your boss who has OCPD doesn't want you to work overtime because he wants to ruin your life; he truly believes that if you care about your job, you're willing to give it your all. Your spouse with OCPD isn't micromanaging your part of a task because she thinks you're incompetent; she truly feels like she must have control over exactly how everything is done, since her way seems to be the only way that makes sense.As its name suggests, ROCD is a disorder that combines the traits of traditional Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with the complexities of relationships.This means that someone suffering from the disorder might display patterns of alternating clingy behavior and pushing their partner away.
This may simply be their form of being kind and helpful, but these behaviors are actually enabling for people with ROCD and can worsen their condition.