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Fear, Anxiety and Healthy Relationships

Fear, Anxiety and Healthy Relationships

I am at an impasse, with my writing and with my feelings.  Of course, these issues are related.

Last month, I began writing here about mending my relationship with my ex-boyfriend Bob, and we’ve been getting along very well in the meantime.  We’ve reached a point of sharing that is different than at any time in our past:  I’ve been able to share my feelings – past and present – with Bob and he has admitted a level of honesty I never expected from him.  I was very happy, until I sought to write a long piece about our relationship for my personal blog and I couldn’t come up with a way to tackle the topic.  That’s when I knew that I had some negative reactions mixed in with my warm fuzzies.

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New Year’s Relationship Resolutions for People With Mental Illness

New Year’s Relationship Resolutions for People With Mental Illness

Lots of people take the last week of the year to reflect on the past and to look ahead to a new year where things are going to be different, dammit.   Those of you who have bipolar depression with a soupcon of borderline personality disorder – like me – might even spend a day alone fixating on what they did wrong this year. And, if you’re anything like me, relationships probably take up the majority of your obsession time.

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About Tracey Lloyd, Author of Relationships and Mental Illness Blog

About Tracey Lloyd, Author of Relationships and Mental Illness Blog

Welcome. I’m Tracey Lloyd. I’ve been diagnosed bipolar for 3 years, struggled with undiagnosed depression for 10 years and was a sensitive crybaby at birth. In the midst of emotional upheaval and medication changes, I completed college, business school and even a few 5K runs. I began thinking seriously about writing two years ago after a two-week stay at a psych hospital made me question life. I started blogging seriously after getting catcalled by guys in a passing car and being just outraged enough to share.

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