Dating and Mental Health

Mental health can be tricky when it comes to all aspects of your life especially relationships.  It is very important for a healthy relationship (and more importantly a healthy you) that you set out good foundations.

It’s not uncommon to unleash all your frustrations onto your partner which can often leave someone feeling hurt and confused especially if they are unaware of why you may act in a certain way.

Not everyone is so acquainted in the proper way to be a support system to someone else with mental health so it’s up to the both of you to make sure that you set things right in your relationship. However, there is no reason why you can have a loving, successful, and joyful relationship like any other person.  

I’ve been very lucky to have my husband who has been so supportive to me and understanding of my mental health.

If you take anything away from this post it is communication, communication, communication.

Tell them about your issues – You must open up and let them in on what you’re dealing with.  It is nothing to be ashamed of and if you keep it a secret it will end up biting you in the ass in the later run.  Plus if you tell and they don’t react well then you saved yourself a lot of time and heartbreak.

 Be honest –  Realistically the person you are in a relationship with is the one person you should feel comfortable telling anything and everything.  Be honest with them to the extent of your feelings and well as to when you feeling certain emotions, most likely they would want to be there to support you.

Open up –  It can be very frustrating for someone when all they want to do is be supportive to someone else and they won’t let you.  Open up about how you are feeling and coping. I’m sure they will be grateful for this.

Give them time–  Take note that it is important to understand that not everyone will be so aware of what you’re going through as you think they are.  Be understanding and know that it might take your partner little time to adjust/figures things out.

Make sure you can trust them – If you don’t trust your partner then maybe you shouldn’t be with them full stop. Trust is so essential in a relationship. If you don’t trust your partner you never feel comfortable opening up to them.

Don’t blame yourself if things go wrong–  It’s easy to feel like when things go bad that it’s automatically your fault, but that is not always the case.  So don’t let your significant other treat you like it is. At the end of the day, you deserve to be treated with nothing but respect and love.

You are always loved and never alone x

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