One rarely discussed symptom of OCD is an overwhelming need to confess “sins,” even when the transgressions are very slight. Typically this will arise in the context of a marriage or romantic relationship. At first, what is confessed may not seem so minor. However, if this problem is not addressed, the confessed acts often become quite trivial.
For example, let’s say that a man with OCD feels attracted to a co-worker. If he suffers from this form of OCD, he might feel very anxious, telling himself that he has to tell his girlfriend about this situation so as not to risk damage their relationship. If he does,