A CBT-Based Guide to Move Beyond Obsessive Doubt, Anxiety, and Fear of Commitment in Romantic Relationships
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
200 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.44 in
- Published: January 2022
A powerful CBT approach to help you find freedom from obsessive relationship anxiety, doubt, and fear of commitment
Do you obsess over your partner’s flaws? Does thinking about the future of your relationship leave you imagining the worst-case scenario? When it comes to navigating the world of romantic relationships, some feelings of anxiety, doubt, and fear are to be expected. But if your fears so extreme that they threaten to destroy an otherwise healthy relationship, you may have relationship OCD—a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that causes chronic obsessive doubt and anxiety in relationships. So, how can you free yourself to discover deeper intimacy and security?
Relationship OCD offers an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral approach to finding relief from relationship anxiety, obsessive doubt, and fear of commitment. You’ll learn to challenge the often-distorted thought patterns that trigger harmful emotions, increase your ability to think rationally, and ultimately accept the presence of intrusive thinking while maintaining the values of a healthy relationship.
Relationships are the ultimate unknown. If you’re ready to let go of needing to know for sure, this book will help you find satisfaction and thrive in your romantic relationships—in all their wonderful uncertainty.
“Sheva Rajaee has written an important book that fills a gaping hole on the topic of relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder (ROCD). For anyone struggling with obsessive doubt about whether or not you’re with ‘the One,’ this book offers information and tools to help you find more peace, freedom, and love.”~Sheryl Paul
—Sheryl Paul, author of The Wisdom of Anxiety and The Conscious Bride
“Sheva Rajaee masterfully debunks the ‘myth of the One,’ which plagues individuals with ROCD, taking the reader through current research on the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of this increasingly problematic anxiety disorder. She provides sufferers with clear steps to confront their anxiety in the service of enhancing one’s relationship satisfaction with demonstrable, meaningful, and lasting results.”~Jayson L. Mystkowski, PhD, A-CBT
—Jayson L. Mystkowski, PhD, A-CBT, founder, director, and licensed clinical psychologist at Cognitive Behavior Health Partners in Los Angeles, CA; and associate clinical professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles
“Sheva Rajaee masterfully dissects the ‘myth of the One’ while providing guidance on how to live in the uncertainty of a myth-free world. She explains the trickery of ROCD with the kind of empathy and understanding only possible through lived experience. This book will ignite your anxiety while teaching you how to control the flame. And we are all better off for it.”~Allison Raskin
—Allison Raskin, podcaster, mental health advocate, and best-selling coauthor of I Hate Everyone But You
“Reading Relationship OCD feels like talking with an intimate friend, a compassionate and knowledgeable therapist, a trusted confessor, and a loved partner all in one. Rajaee weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology to address some of the toughest issues in our private lives. Love and doubt, shame and longing, fear and hope—they’re all in this highly readable book, and always with complete sensitivity and expert knowledge.”~Eli R. Lebowitz
—Eli R. Lebowitz, associate professor in the Yale Child Study Center, and author of Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD
“The condition of OCD has many subsets which continue to perplex the clinical population, as well as many mental health professionals. This book provides valuable information and guidelines for managing this extremely misunderstood facet of OCD. Many persons who might otherwise be misdiagnosed or misunderstood now have a resource to educate themselves and others about this illusive condition.”~Steven Phillipson, PhD
—Steven Phillipson, PhD, world-renowned expert in the treatment and understanding of OCD, and owner and clinical director of the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy for twenty-five years
“A well-written, extremely practical step-by-step guide to overcoming ROCD. Sheva achieves the difficult task of combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure therapy into a cohesive and easy-to-use approach. Highly recommended, both for those who suffer from ROCD and therapists who work with them.”~Russ Harris
—Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap and ACT Made Simple