The love of my wife is a fragile thing. I recognized myself thinking and asking myself this morning, is my wife really attractive or am I deceiving myself. She definitely has her flaws.
For most, this may sound like a ridiculous thought but for someone with relationship OCD it’s a dangerous one. I had to consciously tell myself “Stop, that is not helpful.”
It might be true that my wife isn’t really that attractive! But even if some thoughts are true they are not helpful. There’s very little reason entertaining a thought like that that could be a good thing.
So those of us with rOCD must choose our thoughts wisely, for when battling against a mind with rOCD, our love is a fragile thing.