It's been a while since I've been able to talk about my experiences with my husband J, who has OCD. So I thought id add something new to some light into my life with an OCD husband.
J and I often have fights. Like any married couple, we fight about the usual stuff. But because he has OCD, we also have fights that to a normal person would be ridiculous.
Just tonight, after I put the kids to bed, I decided to go to the laundry room to get some sanitizer wipes to sanitize some door handles and things because both my kids have colds. My husband leaves his perfectly sanitized phone and keys on the counter right in front of the sanitizer container. He sanitized them every evening to get "work germs" off.
Anyway, I'm in the laundry room grabbing a sanitizer wipe. J hears me and immediately comes in and stares at me.
"Don't breath on my stuff!" he says.
I lose it on him. "Don't tell me what I can and cannot breathe on!" I yell.
I fly off the handle easily when I'm mad. But I feel like I was justified in this situation.
"I don't want your sick germs to get on my things!" He yells.
"I'm not sick!" I say
"You don't know that!" J says
And on and on that argument went.
Being with an OCD person is so hard sometimes. I constantly feel like when he looks at me, he sees this disgusting germ infested person.
No matter how many arguments were getting into, Marriage is a commitment. And we both are working towards keeping our marriage happy and healthy.
I am the type of person that likes to talk about my life. About all the craziness that most people wouldn't understand. It helps me to have these conversations because others will share things that aren't so perfect in their life. That just makes me feel better to know that no one is in a perfect marriage, or that no one really has a completely perfect life.
Any silly arguments you have recently gotten into with your spouse/partner?