Quoting applelove:" Mine has been very bad in the past, to the point of not being able to leave the house. I feel just ... [snip!] ... OCD is a weird disorder now that I type this all out I can really see how weird it is. LOL I sure do sound like a nut job"
I definitely don't have it THAT bad, that I have to do things over and over before I think it works. Which I'm grateful for. But my husband thinks I'm officially a nut job. I have to hang all my clothes facing LEFT in the closet, if he does it wrong, I could have a panic attack because then I start thinking about ALL the clothes I have to check, and not just ours but the kid's too, and then once I do that, I'll have to organize them, by shirts, dresses, skirts, short to long. Oh I hate it. I've learned not to even look at his side of the closet. And don't get me started on how he never seperates his underwear from the rest of his clothes. There's a reason why his dresser is in the closet and why I force myself to only go in there when I need to get dressed.
I also have to do everything a certain way. Laundry is done a certain way, down to pushing the buttons on the washer and dryer, to the point where my husband won't do laundry unless he's asking if he's pushing the correct buttons.
I can't eat candy that has different colors, that will give me anxiety. To me they all have different tastes and textures, and some you should never mix, so I very carefully will pour out all my candy when I eat it and seperate them all by color before I eat them, the same way, in the color order I like them in, always finishing with the last color.
I used to have to fold towels a certain way. To the point my ex husband refused to do towels and then this one too. I was able to get over that.
I also do this with eating. You eat things a certain way and in a certain order.
Cleaning. I have to either ignore it or else I'll do it all in a routine fashion in order. And I only use lysol and windex to clean everything that people touch because well 1, I like the smell because I think it smells clean, and because 2, I think it's the only thing that cleans properly.
I've officially been banned from disinfectant wipes because I can burn through a package from costco in about 2 weeks to a month. Depending.
And yarn and fabric. I save EVERYTHING, because I start to worry, what if I ever NEED it. It can be one little square and I'll save it because everything starts going through my head on the 1 million and 1 ways I could use it and that I won't have it if I throw it away.
Yeah, we're officially both nut jobs then.