And that is also how their already clean house gets cleaner by the second! To have someone else’s food or giving someone a bite from their plate, sharing a drink etc. What if a fly fell into it or the chef’s hair got mixed in it or a dust particle came flying into it?

No matter how bad their condition is, they would not mind waiting until they have reached home or a place they feel is clean enough to use. They need to make sure it is not infested by anything like that before taking a bite.

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When they get nervous, to calm themselves down, they will always rub or touch certain things to calm down.

Because they get it cleaned so many times a day and walk bare foot on it!

I still perform well at my job and participate in plenty of activities without my anxieties interfering with them.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for many OCD sufferers (think: Hannah Horvath in that infamous Q-tip episode of “Girls”).

After we’ve finished eating, we usually like to hang out on the sofa and watch a show on Netflix.

But before that can happen, I need to wipe down the table with a paper towel and disinfectant cleaner. Charlotte’s gotten used to this, but I think that it gets to her from time to time.At the beginning of our relationship, my now-wife “Charlotte” came over to my place for the first time and my room was immaculate.The pens and pencils on my desk were organized in straight lines. Even the photos and posters on the wall were a study in flawless geometric alignment.The first time she witnessed this, she thought I was overreacting and told me to “calm down — it’s just a little bit messy.” Yet my mind couldn’t think of anything else but the books that weren’t perfectly aligned, the pile of paper that wasn’t neatly stacked, the odd objects — a pen, a lighter, and some sunglasses — that were strewn about without any care about their placement in relationship to all of the other objects.I couldn’t continue on with my day without organizing that desk.For the simple reason that it is unhygienic for them!