Dating mental health issues
Stripped free of your usual comforts, you cling readily and fiercely to whatever is available.
For us, it was one another, and that felt fine to me, but less so to him.
We can all agree that dating, in general, isn’t easy, and when you add in another variable like mental illness it can make the scene even more daunting; but with communication, it is possible to dodge any pitfalls that may appear.
For the majority of my last relationship, my partner was in the throes of a slowly unwinding nervous breakdown.
While you may not agree with every decision your partner makes, you’ve at least created an environment in which each of you can be heard.You can let them know you care for them, support them and will listen to them, because it is their journey to traverse, but you can most definitely be by their side.Do not let someone, mentally ill or not, dictate the distribution of love and care in a relationship.This leads into the next point: Don’t assume you know what they are going through.
The Internet can be both a valuable resource and a great detriment to knowledge acquisition.
With the stigma of self-disclosure, it’s no surprise that discussions about being in a relationship with someone with a mental illness are brought up so rarely.