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      As a girlfriend of someone who has OCD and, whilst I do not know the full details  of his OCD and intrusive thoughts, he deals with very serious issues but it is possible to have a fulfilling relationship with someone with OCD. The right person will try to understand and accept it’s something that you’re dealing with. I agree with others about being open and taking you’re time. Maybe try small steps to start with, like plucking up the courage to make conversation with someone. It doesn’t have to be a full-on relationship straight away. Just remember the OCD is <i>not</i> your personality. Everyone has a lot offer someone.

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        Please remember that you can also contact the OCD Action Help and Information Line to talk to or email someone who understands OCD.

        Our Helpline volunteers provide confidential and unbiased help, information and support for people with OCD (or who  think they may have OCD). Most volunteers have personal experience of OCD and all understand how it can impact your entire life. Contact our Helpline by:

        – phone: 0300 636 5478 (UK number).

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        You can also find out about support groups on our website. These offer a safe place where you can talk openly about OCD and support other people too. Our information about UK-based groups can be found here:

        Local independent support groups

        OCD Action Skype/Phone/Zoom support groups

        If you don’t live in the UK,  look for groups near you on the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) website. Look in the section “Find Help” and then under “Listing Types”, choose “Support Groups”:

        And please remember that you’re never alone – OCD Action is always here to help and support you.

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