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Dating Rules for Revealing a Mental Illness

Dating Rules for Revealing a Mental Illness

The dating rules for revealing your mental illness are important to know when getting back into the dating scene. In general, dating can be nerve-wracking, but dating with a mental illness can cause even more anxiety (Should You Tell People You Have a Mental Illness?). The stigma of mental illness prompts insecurities and feelings of inadequacy when it comes to dating. Those of us with a mental illness may approach dates with the notion that we are damaged goods. The truth is, most people are insecure about dating. It is important to know the dating rules for revealing a mental illness to prevent added stress. A mental health condition does not make you flawed, or unattractive. It adds an authentic element to your life that challenges you but does not define you.

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Making a Relationship Work When You Have Mental Illness

Making a Relationship Work When You Have Mental Illness

How do you make a relationship work when you have mental health issues? It’s a big question and I’ve learned some important things via my own experiences throughout the years since being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

The first tip I’d like to share is: make sure your partner is well educated about your mental health condition. Do not expect them to understand your symptoms or what you’re going through. Keep in mind, most people do not have a good working understanding of mental illness.

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Dating Challenges for a Recovering Alcoholic

Dating Challenges for a Recovering Alcoholic

If you have mental health problems and you are dating, it can be difficult to be sure when you should tell the person you are dating about your mental health issues. It is a sensitive subject and you generally want to make sure you are with someone you care about and trust before you bring it up. What should you do though when you are in recovery from alcoholism and you are forced to face the issue on a first date?

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