19 September 2017 - 3:07
Hi guys hope you are all awesome.
Ive been on here for a while and see people saying reassuring is a bad thing. I was diagnosed with ocd years ago and deal with it in my own way and is largely sucessful (aprt from a few slips) and a lot of my family and closest friends dont know I have it and think I am just 'quirky'
Anyways, my missus is showing symptoms of ocd, she has other mental issues and spoken to her shrink about it, although she hasnt been diagnosed with ocd I notice her checking and checking and becoming worse. Any time we leave the flat, I have to check all the taps and make sure the cooker is off and recheck the front door for her after ive locked it.
Am I making things worse for her by doing this? Should I not be checking for her when she asks? With the cooker, I tell her if the big red switch is off the cooker can not be on, but she will still check all the knobs and make sure they are all off. I dont know if I should be checking for her and giving reassurance or not just because ive read that it is bad.