A question for those of you who are in relationship... How do you like... keep your mental illness from meddling into relationship? Do you ever feel like it's putting too much pressure on your partner? Do you talk with them and always tell them when you're worse and could use some extra attention/care from them, or do you sometimes keep it to yourself?
For me it's like... every now and then when I get worse, I feel like I shouldn't mention it to my partner. He's told me I can… read more
My opinion is that you can't keep your illness from your partner on the bad days unless you find away to co e it up by going for a walk or doing something that can help you walk your way out of it. Relationships for me have never worked out. I always feel trapped in a relationship after the newness wears off and my partner starts to get possessive, then I begin to feel like a caged animal. I was deeply in love with my last boyfriend, but his sons situation was not good for me and he was selfish. I think people who don't suffer with it get frustrated because they don't understand it.
Thanks for telling your story @SylviaPath. Welcome to MDT. I hope you will find this site as hopeful and educational as I have. Go to support groups for women with mental health issues. I am lucky; I go to one every Wednesday morning. It is run by the YWCA, so the program is free. They also give you bus fare. It's a great program and really keeps me grounded.
If you want to talk offline, where it is more private, please PM me at (Email address can only be seen by the question and answer creators) Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Hugs and kisses for better days ahead.
Finding someone who will is very rare.
I am learning to live with myself and teaching my loved ones more about my good, bad, and ugly sides. Unfortunately, they saw me at my worst when I was in denial. Each day is a new start to use better coping skills and build better understanding in all my relationships. It has taken alot to admit I'm sicker than I thought I was. But, I've accepted it...which strangely helps me deal with it better!