ocd

@Anne18 (11029)
April 6, 2012 12:57pm CST
If you could choose an OCD to have what would you choose? and why? I would choose ot have an OCD in cleaning my own house, I clean other peoples houses for a living, my house is clean and tidy but I could do more and would love a spit stop house, but don't think it would be that good for the children(my mum was very spit spot and I hated it). There's no guessing what sort of OCD my hubby would like me to have!!LOL So please share. I suppose my real one is worrying too much about things
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• United States
6 Apr 12
Well, actually, I have a form of OCD, and I don't wish this on anyone, and I wouldn't want to choose what type to have. Mine is obsessive cleaning. It's not extremely bad, but it's bad enough, and I sometimes wish that I could just go one day without looking at my house and saying, "This needs to be taken care of." OCD is not something that anyone wants to have.
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• United States
10 Apr 12
It's not easy, let me tell you, and often times, not only will the person have OCD, but they could have other mental health disorders as well, as in my case, I have Bipolar Type II- Manic Depression. I have to take medicine and go to counselling because my situation was that bad, and I have really had to learn how to manage it over the years. I would not wish OCD or any mental health disorder on anyone because these conditions and disorders can sometimes be so difficult to deal with. You want to know what the sad thing is? Over 50% to possibly 75% of Americans have a mental health disorder? I'm not sure what the stats are for countries, but I do know in Wales, which is where some of my father's family comes from, they have a high rate of Bipolar Type II-Manic Depression as is the case with Catherine Zeta Jones. This is a genetic disorder, and it usually occurs after a serious illness or a horrible accident or incident (i.e. You watched some close to you die, or you were in a bad accident). You can go on for years and not know that you have this disorder, and mask itself as straight depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADD, ADHD, or several other disorders. Usually, you have to be hospitalized for it, so that the doctors can really evaluate you to see if you have it, and so that they can get you on the right medication. Unlike most people who have the problems, I knew that I had the problem, but I was unsure as to how to get help, and when I finally did get the help that I needed, my life was so much better. People really need to be on the look out for conditions and disorders like this, and you don't need suffer in silence. Help is out there, and I am glad that I got the help when I needed it.
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Thank you for sharing with us, it must be very hard if you do have an ocd, I have never had an ocd but understand how bad it can be by reading about it etc. And yes I agree with you that an ocd is not something anyone really wants to have. I was talking tongue in cheek as they say but wasn't taking the micky out of anyone as I do know how serious it can be for some people
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@CarlHalling (3617)
• United Kingdom
6 Apr 12
Perfectionist - I've had an element of perfectionism for decades; for example, when I was a young man, I was an obsessively immaculate dandy; my clothes had to be perfect: a single spot on my trousers could upset my whole evening. And I was obsessive about cleanliness; I would be known to wipe my clothes with disinfectant. This was long before I developed OCD though...a foretaste shall we say.
Well, I guess in a way I already have one, and that is absolute perfectionism. In my writing, for example, I go through my work with a fine tooth comb, then I go through it again and so on, everything has to be perfect. Also, my mind is like a filing cabinet in a sense, with many things organised in compartments so to speak. Also, it has occurred to me in the past that it's hard for me to know a little bit about certain subjects without having to know everything. I'm obsessive in that respect. Significantly perhaps I was once a sufferer from quite serious ocd, and used to perform physical rituals on a daily basis, most irrational, and they involved cleaning; wiping; touching; counting; arranging and so on, and there were psychological counterparts. They were capable of dominating my day, and I'd begin quite early on them. In a sense it could be said that my perfectionism is one remnant of those times; there are others; but they are relatively mild.
@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts with us
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@savypat (20216)
• United States
6 Apr 12
A house cleaner would be wonderful, if it was just once a month I would still love it. I had this service when I was working full time and the only thing bad about it was Hubby, never having been raise with this service, took a long time to warm up to the person doing the cleaning.
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I'll come and house clean for you any day
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@allknowing (130109)
• India
7 Apr 12
I must admit I had to search the net to know what the acronym OCD meant! It means Obsessive Compulsive Disorder!! My OCD is talking to a friend every single day even if I have nothing to say. I try my best to stay away from calling her but I am kind of addicted to it.
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@dpk262006 (58673)
• Delhi, India
7 Apr 12
I doubt if this habit of yours could be bracketed in OCD. Talking to friends is a healthy and positive habit, which shows you wish to connect with others.
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I used to be addicted to the wiifit plus and had ot jog every day on it, wish I could get that bug back again. Talking to freinds is very good but we need ot make sure we have a circle of friends instead of homong in on one friend.... I don't practice what I have just said!!LOL
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@allknowing (130109)
• India
8 Apr 12
Good or bad it is OCD all the same dpk!!
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13 Apr 12
i have major OCD about where things are kept. and my partner has major OCD about cleaning. so as you can imagine, our home is the tidiest, cleanest house in the world lol!
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@Anne18 (11029)
28 Apr 12
I want to come and live in your house!! NOW
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30 Apr 12
i have to admit though.. it's kind of cheating, because whilst we have 3 dogs.. we have no kids lol!
@HomeBase (1153)
• United States
6 Apr 12
I think we can venture a guess at an OCD behavior a husband would want from a wife ;) As for me, I would choose the same OCD as you, cleaning my house. I LOVE a clean, bleached, washed, scrubbed house, but it is a lot of WORK. OCD would definitely help me get my housework done in a very habitual manner, however, having OCD would cause me to be so compulsive about it, I doubt that it would ever be clean enough for me. I would not be able to enjoy my house, I'd be too busy thinking about the NEXT thing that I had to clean. Same thing goes with exercise, if I was OCD about THAT, I would never think my body was fit enough, I'd be exercising all the time!!
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I have never had an ocd but yes I suppose the house would never ever be clean enough. At least you would never get bored as there would always be something ot od I also would like ot do some more excercise, I did get a fix on thw wii fit, but it wasn't an ocd
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@dpk262006 (58673)
• Delhi, India
7 Apr 12
Hi! It is said that cleanliness is next to Godliness, so there is nothing wrong in OCD relating to cleanliness. Checking locks of doors, my four wheeler and two wheeler while parking it one of the OCDs, which could be related to me.
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@dpk262006 (58673)
• Delhi, India
2 May 12
Does it mean that you have transferred your OCD to your hubby now .......
@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I used ot have a habit of checking doors were locled and re checking them. When I got together with hubby and he moved in he started locking the doors etc, but even for a long time after I had to og and check that he had locled them before I could settle. Now!!!! I don't care to go and check them, I trust him that they are locked
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
7 Apr 12
I think I'd choose to have an OCD in cleaning my house too. I really despise housework, and if I had an OCD in it, at least it'd make sure I got it done daily.
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Thank you for agreeing with me. We ought ot make a plan together
@celticeagle (156497)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Apr 12
I think the OCD I would choose would be the cleaning of my house too. Cause right now I don't/can't clean and I know my daughter gets overwhelmed. And I certainly do worry too much. I am worried if I don't have something to worry about. Seriously. It gets weird.
@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I worry alot, but not as much as I used to. Seriously I understand where you are coming from and it can be very weird. I find it very werid that the more we discuss things how much alike we are in real life, and we live so many miles away from each other which is a real bummer
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@celticeagle (156497)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Apr 12
It is rather scarey that we are so much alike. Different in ways also. So far away from eachother. I would trade you for awhile but you and your husband might have a problem with that. And your kids.
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@Humbug25 (12540)
27 Apr 12
Hi ya Anne18 I worry about things a lot too and so wished I didn't, but I do. I wish I was obsessed with cleaning then maybe it wouldn't feel like such a chore like it does now hahaha I think it would just make cleaning easier if you were to be obsessed by it, don't you think? hahaha X
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@Anne18 (11029)
28 Apr 12
Hi there, welcome back, great to see you here again. I'll come and clean for you, just got another private job, so very happy
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@blue65packer (11826)
• United States
8 Apr 12
I hate cleaning and always have! I grew up in a hurse where the house was on the cluttered side. Later it started looking like a hoarder house becasue it was my mom's way to deal with my jack@ss dad. When i lived at home I kept my room clean. Once I got on my on I started to get disorganized and a bit cluttered. Now I only clean when I feel like it or it really needs it! I did get a carpet cleaner but I want and will save my money to get a maid company to come into my apartment to dust and deep clean my aprtment! Like for spring and fall cleaning!I have been thinking about this for years and I am so sick of not doing anyhing about it! I end up feeling depressed! Now if I could find a way to keep the spiders from coming around which always happens this time of the year! I kill them and get rid of the webs but it makes me so depressed! I feel like a really bad house clener then! Ugh!
@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Well all your prayers have been answered. I clean peoples houses for a living so I'll come and be your maid. My house is clean and tidy but I would really love ot be house proud now the children are older. I grew up in a very tidy house etc and feel confused as I don't want my children to grow up like that, freedom for a bit of untidness and mess etc
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@laken02 (3065)
• United States
7 Apr 12
my hubby would love me to have one on cleaning, he likes a spot free home.. or cooking more at home, he prefers my cooking to eating out, i like to eat out a little more then i should, me i would trade my bipolar for ocd any day , i would like a personality change and to be shy again, i know that not ocd.. but sometimes i talk to much.. and it gets me in trouble i did not use to do this.. but i would have to say i would want the ocd of hand washing all the time, becasue i feel that would be a good one as your hands always need to be clean.. and my husband says i dont wash them long enough and i took a class once on this for a job i had and i was suprised out how they wanted to show you to wash your hands.. so im probably still not washing them right.. so hand washing ..
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Hello again my pal. Thank you for sharing with us all on mylot. I like clean hands as well. When I do my cleaning jobs I always wear plastic gloves
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@2004cqui (2812)
• United States
9 Apr 12
OCD is the last thing I need. My children love a clean house but don't have one. When they came for Easter Sunday they were puzzled why one of my chairs was piled high with cook books. So they asked me why. Leak in the kitchen. My children like walking stocking footed in my house knowing their socks will remain clean, but this wouldn't happen in their homes. My bathroom is white and my kitchen is white, black and yellow. I want to see the dirt. I have a hamper in my closet and it's emptied every other day. My OCD is relaxing as much as possible. I turn around and look at what I've done with my life and become very tired. It's ME time!
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Wow!! all I can say is get the children to clean for you.
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@bagarad (14283)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Apr 12
I would like to have an OCD to not want to do any social networking until I've listed 20 books in a day.
@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I take it you are listing books on ebay? I would also like a ocd to get on mylot for longer and more often!!LOL
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@bagarad (14283)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Apr 12
Haven't listed on ebay in years. I have my own web site and I also list on tomfolio, the independent booksellers' cooperative.
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@drannhh (15219)
• United States
7 Apr 12
I have chosen not to have any OCD's which is something I work at, but not compulsively, RFLOL. One of the things I actually learned in college was that some people have OCD's without realizing it. So since then I have always been on the lookout, as they are kind of like an addiction, and I don't like any kind of addictions.
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Cheers for your answer
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@Porcospino (31367)
• Denmark
6 Apr 12
I think that husband would be happy if I had a form of OCD that made me clean the house all the time and leave every room spotless. Or maybe he wouldn't really enjoy it that much, because I would yell at him all the time when he left all of the cupboards open or left his dirty clothes on the floor I joking about it, but real OCD is not a joke. Some of my friends have OCD and it creates a lot a problems for them, because they do things over and over and over and the rituals take up too much of their time.
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I also know that real ocd is not a joke, just day dreaming about getting my house real clean etc and having something ot push me ot clean
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• United States
6 Apr 12
I used to clean other peoples houses for a long time and I had to quit due to using my own car and ruining it, too bad I really loved that place! Then I had several other cleaning jobs and hated every one of them! I will never do it again as for the ocd I don't have it but my daughter does she swears that I do. he he he lol I worry sometimes but try not too because it isn't healthy for you.
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I only work local and where I can get ot on my bike, that way if the weather is bad I can still get ot peoples hous ot clean. Don't worry I'm sure you are ok
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• United States
7 Apr 12
Some people label me as OCD already! I have to have some things certain ways..period. But I do not think I am OCD at all. I wish I could/would clean more too. I am kinda ocd about it - because if I start cleaning an area I have to go until I finish! I can't start and not finish.
@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Thank you so much for sharing.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 12
i already have that and believe me it's something i'd rather not have every hour i get up to wash my hands and i can't sleep if there's a note stuck in my head i wake up at 5 o clock to stretch my brother is worse every 30 mins he has to wash his hands if i break my schedule i become very irritable
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
Thank you for sharing what is a serious problem for some people. Hope that you are able to overcome this problem
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@shebacs (178)
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
I want to have an OCD to cook. :) And create and experiment new dishes that are spot-on delicious. Who knows I could make a profit out of it.
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Apr 12
I can teach you basic plain cooking and very simple cakes
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