I'm 5-foot-5, slim, with brown hair and brown eyes. I suffer from mental illness.” Finally verging on being over a long-term, on-and-off relationship, I am both excited and terrified at the prospect of a new one.On one hand, I am the most self-confident I have ever been.
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.I cannot handle this shit.' That would help them understand what you're going through in a depression, [or else] they might think that it's their fault or something." people.Three months ago, she started seeing her new boyfriend and grappled with whether she should reveal her diagnosis to him.