Dating and mental health

06-Apr-2016 07:33

Not everyone has a propensity to deal with such difficulties - even if those difficulties are likely to be temporary because the mentally ill party is receiving treatment. She was a great girl, but she refused to get treatment for her depression.

And I don't think that's being prejudiced or discriminatory. We all have our tastes and preferences in potential suitors, and I don't think it's fair to play the stigma card just because someone would rather date a person who's not mentally unstable. We had some good times, but more often than not, our relationship was strenuous and exhausting.

Here are some things to think about when it comes to getting into a relationship with someone with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD or similar mental health conditions: As mentioned above, it is likely that you have already encountered someone with mental health problems in your dating life.

While the first people who come to mind might be those that went to the extreme, there’s a good chance that the person you’re thinking of wasn’t someone who fit into this category.

Now, if you're the one with the mental illness, then I'd advise you to honestly ask yourself which of the above categories you fall in to.

If it's the first, and someone doesn't want to date you once you tell them you have a mental illness, then shame on them. If it's the second and they reject you, then I think it's more of a compatibility thing: you're not right for them because they're not able to handle your current condition, and they're not right for you for the same reason - so you're better off without them anyway.

How can you, of all people, say that you may have a problem dating someone who's mentally ill? ' I'm not a hypocrite, and I would never stigmatise someone for being sick.

Here you will find information about mental health issues that affect women and links to the best organizations and publications on mental health.

You deserve to be happy and in a loving relationship, so take that first step and give yourself a chance to let it happen.

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