Your experience dating, telling potential partners you have OCD?

20 February 2016 - 13:13

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Hi,

 

I'm single at the moment but I think part of my recovery will eventually involve trying to get into a good and meaningful relationship. I'm worried that talk about mental health problems/OCD will be very offputting. Has anyone got any advice and tips on how they handle all that?

 

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I would not worry much about it, I feel like people nowadays are far more understanding when it comes to mental health, and a potential partner should definitely understand what you go through.
I also feel like intuition plays a huge role, like a sixth sense that tells you whether that person would be okay with that or not. Two close friends of mine know all about my ocd and, while both of them are understanding, there is one that actually gets what it is like. Therefore, getting to know someone or being close to them before talking about your mental health is a great advantage.
Sorry if I am just rambling, my idea is quite clichéd: someone worth dating is someone who understands you; if they don't really get it, move on.

8 September 2020 - 21:16

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Try to find yourself a girlfriend on the dating site [link to commercial website remmoved].This has helped me in the past, the main thing is to try it!

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