Dating someone with mental illness
A boy I met in grad school lasted a year, but we were too hot-tempered to coexist in the same air.
A couple of unhappy years with someone back home who loved me when I did not love him.
Here are five truths I came to, while dating someone facing mental health challenges: After two years of dating this man, the most vital lesson I learned is that neither of us were to blame.
My ex-boyfriend would go through episodes of uncharted emotions—his waves of enthusiasm one hour would turn to being a brute the next.
” They are not your fault and you cannot get defensive about them.
has a mental illness, ranging from schizophrenia to garden-variety depression.Dating someone who is going through these mental hardships requires a certain level of compassion void of condescension. The following list explains things to keep in mind when dating someone with mental health problems. If your partner is in a bad mood, it is not necessarily because of you. Do not make their life (and subsequently their emotional and mental health) more difficult by being cold and unyielding. Let your partner know they are loved and that they are not a burden. Bring the best out of your partner, and let them bring the best out of you. Love is a two-way street and relationships have to be worked for.Now if you triggered something in your partner, yeah it’s your fault; but, those random mood swings where your partner just seems “out of it? They aren’t ever easy, but they’re (usually) worth it.But that doesn't make disclosing your mental health status to someone you've just starting seeing any less awkward or difficult.
Sometimes, people in relationships will disclose it out of necessity, particularly if their symptoms are noticeable.
If there’s one thing I know about depression, though, it’s that it’s devoid of logic, and you can feel your lowest and your highest all at once.) My dating history is checkered, to say the least.