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Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

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OCD And a Lying Husband

Not sure how to make this a quick and easily put question, but will try. I have recently discovered that I know for a fact I have a problem with OCD. My OCD has to do with repetitive thinking and questions. In my relationship with my husband (we have been together for almost 4 years now) he has compulsively lied to be for the majority of our relationship until recently coming clean. Since I met him 4 years ago I have asked so many questions of him and his past, and he has lied just as much. The lying has led to me harming myself, not being in control of my own mind or life. The worst part is, now that he is honest with me and telling the truth as I hope he seems to be, the questions and thoughts still plague me every single day. An image on tv, something I read, just sitting there trying to be busy, it never helps. When it happens, I feel I may know the answer, but it isn't enough, I have to ask him, and if I don't the stress and tension in me will not leave until I can do this. I feel I have to no matter what, and it has led to making our relationship stronger but very trying and difficult filled with arguments, because he doesn't understand this "need". I feel I am not in control of my own mind or life, and it makes me unhappy that I can't get through one day with out this happening. This has been happening for years now, and I feel it will never get better and I don't know what to do. I am pregnant for the second time, and I am afraid it causes stress on the baby too. I am at the end of my rope with this obsessing and compulsive acts. What can I do? Any help is appreciated thank you so much for listening, I still feel I haven't completely explained it well enough to be understood fully, but that's a compulsive problem too ha ha. Thank You!

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