Searching Google for stories of brides with OCD this morning, I was surprised to find forums from various websites where women talked about how they had developed temporary OCD during wedding planning.
This gets thrown around a lot and usually refers to someone obsessing over something, whether its planning or wanting their house nice and tidy. But these brides seemed half convinced they actually had temporary OCD.
No disrespect, but you do not have OCD if you're obsessed with planning your wedding. You may be stressed and going overboard based on social or family pressures and that's certainly something you need to address for your own well being.
But as someone who suffers from OCD, I want to stress this is a mental problem that is very hard on us. OCD wedding planning would involve obsessively reviewing the same list of wedding vendors over and over every day until you're in tears from the stress, but unable to stop obsessively scouring the same list again and again. This happens to me almost daily.
I just want others to know the difference. The term is losing its meaning as an actual mental problem, and it's upsetting when those of us with OCD read about things like this because it makes us feel less understood and more alone. I hope this doesn't sound like a rant, because it's not. But I think it's important to talk about and helps others like me to know they're not alone.