Dating for people with mental illnes

If there’s one thing I know about depression, though, it’s that it’s devoid of logic, and you can feel your lowest and your highest all at once.) My dating history is checkered, to say the least.

It's mostly a trail of intense but short-lived relationships, with a few regrettable one-night stands sprinkled here and there.

Esti* had been dating someone for several weeks and felt that before continuing, she must let the guy in on her secret.

She had to tell him that she suffers from a mental illness.

Mental illness causes emotional behavior, however, not every mood change or situation should be blamed on it.

It is important to eliminate mental illness from the conversation, and reflect on your own actions, as well as your partners. Remember that the stigma of mental illness leads to feelings of nervousness, guilt and shame in any type of relationship, especially a romantic one.

Dating online in addition to having a mental illness or physical disability can make finding the right person tough but not impossible.

has strived to make sure that finding the right partner is easy, fast and done in the most respectful way.

Professionals are obligated to give advice, not you.

She is successful socially, educationally and occupationally, but she is constantly battling her illness, trying to prevent it from flaring up.

And she conquers her illness with much perseverance.

Do not feel overwhelmed or frustrated because you cannot comprehend your romantic partners pain.

Mental illness is complex, and takes time to fully grasp. She does not expect you to know how to ‘fix’ her problem.