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I've had to learn to try and mold to my surroundings as much as I can to fit another person into my world.

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Some of the most common symptoms of OCD are repeated hand-washing borne out of an obsessive fear of contamination, compulsive hoarding of non-valuable items to the extent that it disrupts daily social life, repeatedly checking if doors, windows are locked and so on.

On the surface, such obsessions and compulsions can seem weird, illogical or even scary.

For example, if something isn’t arranged just the way I like it on the desk, my breathing becomes heavy and I have a mini panic attack until the disorganized piles became organized piles.

The first time she witnessed this, she thought I was overreacting and told me to “calm down — it’s just a little bit messy.” Yet my mind couldn’t think of anything else but the books that weren’t perfectly aligned, the pile of paper that wasn’t neatly stacked, the odd objects — a pen, a lighter, and some sunglasses — that were strewn about without any care about their placement in relationship to all of the other objects.

Simply put, OCD is a mental illness characterized by severe anxiety.

This almost debilitating kind of anxiety occurs as the result of obsessive thoughts and is accompanied by extensive rituals in an attempt to reduce the anxiety caused by obsessions.

But as time passed, she realized that my neat and clean ways went much deeper than just about being organized.

After we moved in together, Charlotte started noticing some odd behaviors.

But this isn't only difficult for me — and I have had to come to terms with that. I can’t always explain why I do the things I do and that can make communication hard. He can’t fully comprehend the way I’m feeling, and so, a lot of my behaviors are alien to him.

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