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onesmallrat

842d

Does anyone else notice ADHD causing emotional regulation problems and/or rOCD symptoms in their relationships?

    • Bipolar_Barbie

      840d

      Wow. I did not realize there was so much overlap in ADHD and OCD. I definitely experience some symptoms of rOCD. Especially in rumination and uncertainty of whether I'm in a relationship that is making me worse or better. I spend an unacceptable amount of time in my head about these things. To cope I try to rationalize and refocus my attention elsewhere when I become aware that I'm fixating, but up until reading this conversation thread I had no idea that this could be rOCD.

      • onesmallrat

        840d

        @Bipolar_Barbie I do exactly the same thing. i especially hyperfixate on whether or not it’s “right”… and question my feelings for my partner and I go back and forth in my head. it’s so exhausting (and probably exhausting for him as well)

        • Bipolar_Barbie

          840d

          @onesmallrat Same! Admittedly I keep most of the turbulent thoughts about the relationship to myself. I haven't figured out if not voicing my uncertainties is for better or for worse. Does anyone have any thoughts on that?

    • Pickleperson

      841d

      Yes for sure, even though adhd can 100% look like another disguised disorder i talked to my therapist and she confirmed that adhd absolutely does this as well as Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria which can contribute to emotional dis-regulation

    • ftrsyck

      842d

      yes absolutely , i have ocd and one of my main obessions is relationships. my adhd definitely makes it more difficult to emotionally regulate

      • onesmallrat

        842d

        @ftrsyck how does that manifest in relationships?? I find myself constantly dwelling on whether or not it’s “right”, and questioning my feelings for my partner - we even broke up for a little bit, because of it. (And I was an absolute MESS)

        • ftrsyck

          842d

          @onesmallrat i totally feel you, i have episodes of wondering if im not attracted to my partner or if im losing feelings etc. its really taxing but my boyfriend is super supportive and kind and helps me a lot

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