In other words, retroactive jealousy as an “obsessive-compulsive disorder”.
Scrupulosity is a form of OCD in which the sufferer’s primary anxiety is the fear of being guilty of religious, moral, or ethical failure.
Many also infer that if they have doubts about their current relationship, they might secretly want to cheat (or cheat).
They may fear that they will be unfaithful, even if they’re committed to their partner and have no specific desire to cheat.
The World Health Organization ranks OCD as the 10th most disabling condition of all mental and physical illnesses.
adult population has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and according to OCD statistics, 50% of those cases are classified as severe.
They may believe that unless they can feel 100% certain that they’d never cheat on their partner, they are in the “wrong” relationship.