Thriving in Relationships When You Have OCD

How to Keep Obsessions and Compulsions from Sabotaging Love, Friendship, and Family Connections

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Pub Date 05 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 01 Dec 2022

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Don’t let OCD be the third wheel in your relationships! This practical guide will help you build and nurture the connections you deserve.

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may seek constant reassurance from others, lose time to compulsions, struggle with unwanted thoughts and intense emotions, or act out in ways that are ineffective. These symptoms can put a major strain on your relationships—whether it’s with family, friends, partners, or other relationships. And you may feel alone, embarrassed, and ashamed of your symptoms, which can lead to further withdrawal and social isolation. So, how can you reduce the impact of OCD on your relationships?

Drawing on evidence-based practices grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindful self-compassion, psychologist Amy Mariaskin offers a comprehensive guide for managing your toughest symptoms—before they hijack your relationships. With this book, you’ll find hands-on skills to move toward what you truly want in your relationships and strengthen feelings of intimacy, trust, and connectedness. And finally, you’ll learn how to cultivate self-compassion, mindfulness, and curiosity—all while challenging the beliefs and behaviors that keep you feeling stuck in isolation.

If you’re tired of OCD sabotaging your relationships, this book will help you take control of your symptoms—and your life.

Don’t let OCD be the third wheel in your relationships! This practical guide will help you build and nurture the connections you deserve.

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may seek...


Advance Praise

“OCD can impact relationships, and the quality of those relationships. That’s why this book is so important. Amy Mariaskin has been a guest on my podcast for many years because of her insight and caring nature. Her new book aims to help you navigate many things, including the trap of reassurance and the pain that follows avoidance, while moving toward meaningful relationships of all kinds.” 
—Stuart Ralph, psychotherapist for children and young people, and host of The OCD Stories podcast

“I discovered within these pages a more robust vocabulary to communicate with the people I love, and a deeper appreciation for the incredible OCD community to which I belong. My story was reflected back to me with warmth, empathy, and humor. I am incredibly grateful for this book!” 
—Jason Adam Katzenstein, New Yorker cartoonist, and author of Everything Is an Emergency 

“OCD can impact relationships, and the quality of those relationships. That’s why this book is so important. Amy Mariaskin has been a guest on my podcast for many years because of her insight and...


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ISBN 9781648480584
PRICE £13.99 (GBP)
PAGES 200

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