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Questioning Type of OCD?

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B143C

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Is there a questioning type of OCD? When I have a concern, I constantly question my spouse. Then as days, weeks, months or even years pass I get the uncontrolable urge to re-question just in case I forgot to ask something about the concern.

It is getting way out of hand and it is ruining my marriage. As a child I would confess thoughts, then that was replaced with repeated handwashing every time I touched something from our church, then that was replaced by counting rituals. When my spouse and I started dating I would confess unwanted thoughts to him and now it seems that the questioning thing has taken over.

When I ask the questions, I get the same kind of temporary relief that I would get from confessing thoughts as a child and hand washing.

Anyone out there who knows about this or can relate?
 
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Yeah it could just be another symptom of OCD. Most of my family has it. I have done the same thing. I tend to over think issues and if I forget something that my OCD thinks is important for whatever reason it will drive me nuts until I remember it.

I have found some success in re-directing the OCD behavior though. I just choose something else that I have strong feelings about and chose a more acceptable reaction. Then when my OCD urge kicks in I think about that other thing and perform the alternate reaction. I can usually retrain the behavior after a few weeks, depending on how often it occurs.

I don't know if there's a better way to deal with OCD but that's what I've done and it's made my life more livable.
 
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