A CBT-Based Guide to Move Beyond Obsessive Doubt, Anxiety, and Fear of Commitment in Romantic Relationships
by Sheva Rajaee
Pub Date 01 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 01 Jan 2022
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
A powerful CBT approach to help you find freedom from obsessive relationship anxiety, doubt, and fear of commitment
Do you obsess over your partner's flaws? Does thinking about the future of your relationship leave you imagining the worst-case scenario? When it comes to navigating the world of romantic relationships, some feelings of anxiety, doubt, and fear are to be expected. But if your fears so extreme that they threaten to destroy an otherwise healthy relationship, you may have relationship OCD-a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that causes chronic obsessive doubt and anxiety in relationships. So, how can you free yourself to discover deeper intimacy and security?
Relationship OCD offers an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral approach to finding relief from relationship anxiety, obsessive doubt, and fear of commitment. You'll learn to challenge the often-distorted thought patterns that trigger harmful emotions, increase your ability to think rationally, and ultimately accept the presence of intrusive thinking while maintaining the values of a healthy relationship.
Relationships are the ultimate unknown. If you're ready to let go of needing to know for sure, this book will help you find satisfaction and thrive in your romantic relationships-in all their wonderful uncertainty.
“Sheva Rajaee has written an important book that fills a gaping hole on the topic of relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder (ROCD). For anyone struggling with obsessive doubt about whether or not you’re with ‘the One,’ this book offers information and tools to help you find more peace, freedom, and love.”
—Sheryl Paul, author of The Wisdom of Anxiety and The Conscious Bride
“Sheva Rajaee masterfully debunks the ‘myth of the One,’ which plagues individuals with ROCD, taking the reader through current research on the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of this increasingly problematic anxiety disorder. She provides sufferers with clear steps to confront their anxiety in the service of enhancing one’s relationship satisfaction with demonstrable, meaningful, and lasting results.”
—Jayson L. Mystkowski, PhD, A-CBT, founder, director, and licensed clinical psychologist at Cognitive Behavior Health Partners in Los Angeles, CA; and associate clinical professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles