Dating an ocpd

While many become tongue-tied or flustered when in the company of someone they are attracted to, those with OCD, OCPD or anxiety disorders often experience panic attacks or related symptoms that can be embarrassing or emotionally paralyzing.

Issues related to sex and sexual functioning are also common concerns for those with OCD, OCPD and other anxiety disorders.

I'm on track to get a good degree in an area that pays well. Looking back, my mother's troubles with others was perfectionistic standards for herself and others.

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Reports say about 1 in 100 people suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, also known as OCPD.

It is described as a need for structure, system, rules and routines, and a constant affinity to cleanliness and orderly structure.

Over a period of time, we who love them can come to doubt our own world viewpoint, even our own sanity.

Most people who love someone with OCPD (myself included) have not had our amateur diagnosis confirmed.

Control is basically the name of the game; because OCPD'rs are anxious (make that, terrified) inside, they seek to control themselves and their environments, to the extent of being thrown into a tizzy if something unexpected occurs - even a good something. People who are OCPD may be inwardly-directed: super self-critical, procrastinators, can't make decisions because they are afraid of making a wrong one, or outwardly directed: super-critical of others, seemingly very angry, obsessed with making others follow their Rules to ensure that disaster is averted. Some people who have OCPD have eating disorders, or try to control the eating of their loved ones.

Some people who have OCPD hoard (though not every person with OCPD hoards, and not every person who hoards has OCPD.) People with PD's (Personality Disorders) in general have black-or-white thinking, and are usually convinced (and convincing) that they are Right and everyone else is Wrong, about anything and everything.

It sounds like you're miles ahead though, because you admit you have OCPD, most I've known most definitely do not.

The type of people I guess someone with OCPD would get along best is someone with a narcissistic, obsessive compulsive, or dependent .

Fortunately, there are other ways to cope that are less extreme.

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