This article about the differences between overt and covert compulsions in relationship OCD is really eye-opening. It’s a great reminder that there are two sides to every coin, and that even though people with OCD may be trying to be perfect in their relationships, it can still be detrimental if it’s done to an extreme.
I think it’s important to remember that it’s okay to want to be perfect in our relationships, but it’s also important to recognize when it’s becoming too much. Having OCD doesn’t mean that we have to be perfect, it just means that we have to be mindful of our compulsions and how they affect our relationships. We should be honest with our partners and ask for help if we need it.
It’s also important to try to find the balance between perfectionism and healthy behavior. It’s okay to have standards, but it’s also okay to let go and enjoy the moment. Having OCD doesn’t mean that we can’t have healthy relationships, it just means that we have to be aware of our compulsions and not let them take over.