Relationship OCD is a subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) characterized by a preoccupation with their partner’s appropriateness as a mate, reports an article from the OCD Center of Los Angeles. The disorder causes intrusive, unwanted, and distressing thoughts about the strength, quality, and “true nature” of their love for their partner and often leads the affected person to question their partner’s overall level of attractiveness, sexual desirability, or long-term compatibility. Relationship OCD is less visible than other forms of OCD and often goes unnoticed or is misdiagnosed by professionals. Relationship OCD is different from normal relationship doubts, as doubts are inconsistent with their true feelings and tend to cause extreme distress. Relationship OCD is treatable through a combination of psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, exposure and response prevention (ERP) and mindfulness skills training. To read this article in its entirety, click here.