Making a Relationship Work When You Have Mental Illness
Monday, September 26 2011 Dani Zee
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.
Secondly, in my opinion, the most important thing that's needed to make your relationship work when you have mental health issues is to take responsibility for your own recovery and well being. I learned the hard way about the downfalls of relying on someone else to "fix" you. Watch the video for more explanation.