I say almost because at year five, I contacted a lawyer, had an apartment set up and was ready to take my 4 and 2 year-old away. We were in and out of counseling from the beginning and I got tired of waiting for him to change-so I changed. Until then, he will be on his best behavior, fall off the wagon, get back on and fall off again.
People with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder do not necessarily have the more commonly discussed obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), although many individuals think the two conditions are the same. By 25, Michael had established his career as a dancer in a modern troupe.
Those with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) generally have an inflexible pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving, whereas those with obsessive-compulsive disorder have obsessions (recurrent, persistent thoughts) and compulsions (repetitive behaviors). He diligently practiced dancing every evening without missing a night. His co-workers knew he was finicky and they often teased him about not being able to touch leftovers on customers' plates.
OCPD is not the same thing as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). For those living with a person who has OCPD, life is frustrating.
There is a sense that nothing the spouse or children can do is ever good enough for the OCPD.
Everyone told him to take it easy, complaining that he looked too gaunt and seemed to be straining himself. He slept only four hours a night to squeeze in more practice time and ate even less.
He began to realize that something was, in fact, wrong when he found himself compelled to align the pillows perfectly on his bed and couch before he could fall asleep.
Sometimes Michael would even pick up used dishes with napkins, fearing that he would be contaminated otherwise. Standard ones lined his bed, designer ones were in the living room on his couch, and a big red one was on a mat that he used to work out.
After a hard day at the restaurant and stressful night of practice he'd come home, stretch out somewhere, and happily grab a pillow to put under his head.
The constant nitpicking, exactness, narrowmindedness, and rigidity over insignificant matters can cause family members to feel as though they were going crazy.
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Feelings of self-consciousness are often immobilizing. Trying to hide symptoms such as counting or hand-washing can exacerbate anxiety.