Dating for mentally ill
You know you’re superficially compatible, but what about the important things—values, life goals, political beliefs?
This exercise will be refreshing not only for your partner, but also for you. I knew I had it, knew what it could do, but lived in the fantasy world where I went on pretending nothing was wrong even though I was screaming on the inside. In actuality, as I viewed in hindsight after friend after friend became a girl or boyfriend, depression has a nasty effect no one tells you about because it’s much less noticable. After all, there is some differences in the way it affects each individual. I have thought the same thing, back when I didn’t really understand myself or the disease. I had to explain this to a friend of mine, when he tried to ask me out and made the argument that we both suffered from the same illness, and therefore we’d be a good match.My close friends, all of which were afflicted by the same illness as I, were the only people who ever knew about how bad it really got, because I would talk to them about it. They will tell you a depressed person will shun you at times, push you away and shut you down. But I can say that recovery becomes very difficult when other’s negativity is constantly weighing you down, mean as that sounds.
Holding your partner’s hand through his or her educational experience might aid in the acceptance process.