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Does my girlfriend have OCD?

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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Does my girlfriend have OCD?

A few months after our son was born my girlfriend decided she was not feeling useful staying at home and decided our almost new home needed all kinds of repairs. It started off small in the bathroom. Redoing a few tiles. She would fix it and then tear it up and redo it. This went on for a couple of months. She moved on to another part of the house during this time and things kept getting more and more chaotic. She eventually ruined our sky bridge and we had to cancel an open house for real estate agents because the house was so messed up. We had a huge argument and she promised to stop.

A couple of months pass and I come home to find she has torn out some sheet rock downstairs and claims she found black mold. A couple of weeks later she is refinishing the floors in the bathroom and "accidentally" knocked a part of the vacuum thru the wall and destroyed yet even more sheet rock. These things end up going on for weeks. We talk rationally and it doesn't help. I yell and scream and it doesn't help.

We finally seem to be getting this behavior under control, but she was up the other night at 4:30 in the morning using a floor stripper to strip all the sealer and finish I had put down all weekend to fix yet another screw up she had started.

I love my girlfriend, but I've threatened to leave her over this and that still doesn't stop her behavior. This whole story seems surreal to me. It is just so bizarre and I don't blame others for thinking I'm making it up or exaggerating, but I'm not.

Any thoughts?

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Old 01-04-2011, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: Does my girlfriend have OCD?

It does to me sounds like obsessive compulsive disorder.
I had a course of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for social anxiety disorder which really helped me and I have read it helps with OCD too amongst other things. I'd highly recommend it. The first step I took was going to my doctor who referred me to a mental health specialist. An assessment was carried out and then I had 6 sessions of CBT.
Good luck x

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