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Anyone else who has dated someone with mental illness (including all my past partners) knows this to be true.
But giving that gift to someone else — it’s incredibly challenging.
As I embark on a new relationship with another man — a man I don’t want to lose — who has also struggled with depression, I have had to consider how to make this partnership work. We have so many tools to share from our own survival arsenal.
We have so many insights and pep talks and encouraging words we want to say. Don’t fall down the rabbit hole of taking on your partner’s issues. But no — do not take their problems on as your problems, or soon you will be drowning alongside them. When I met my current partner, I knew he was stressed and low.
You spend the earlier parts of your relationship trying to “read” the other person; trying to make sure you’re both on the same page.
Then, once you’ve passed that phase, it’s on to really getting to know the other person.
Please know this: no relationship, regardless of mental illness, can ever survive without good communication. Building a successful relationship with someone with mental illness is not impossible.Whereas I was a chatty pisces needing to bear my soul every five minutes, my husband was not a talker.