(Closed) living with a clean freak – division of labor

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
3245 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My father has OCD. My mother can’t stand it, but over time she has adapted to a lot of the abnormal behaviors (and taken on a few herself). OMG. I am glad I do not live with them anymore! BUT, my father has found that taking B vitamins and some other supplements (look it up– there are a number of things that help OCD sufferers to relax a little more about their obsessions) helps him a lot– and it makes him tolerable to be around!  

Sounds to me like you, OP, should clean until you find the place reasonably clean, and then if he is not satisfied, he can do what he needs to do. It’s his disorder; although it is important for you to respect his needs, he also must respect that his needs are abnormal to you, and be willing to go the distance and satisfy his own expectations, especially since they are beyond what you feel is reasonable.

Post # 18
217 posts
Helper bee

I had an OCD ex boyfriend who was selectively OCD, has anyone experienced this? We would eats dinner, then I would happily settle on the couch to watch a movie and wait while he…. Sponge mopped the kitchen. Yet, his ceiling fan was literally coated with dust and cobwebs. He just didn’t notice it. Mopped the floor every day… Cleaned the ceiling fan…. Never.


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