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Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

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Is it normal to have thoughts of a significant other

Is it normal with OCD to have thoughts of a significant other "cheating" on you? I have this thought of him being unfaithful with one of my friends, but I'm pretty sure that it's just an obsessive thought from OCD. I haven't been diagnosed professionally, but was wondering if maybe this sort of "worrying" comes from the disorder. I know he would never to anything to hurt me, and believe me I wouldn't either. I even went through a stage where I was scared about cheating on him. It's just that this has really got me upset all day for no good reason. Is there any suggestions on what I should do? I'm going to see a therapist or phsychiatrist when I get back home, but just wanted to know if this is normal. Thanks.

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