So before you embark on a new relationship, we’re giving you some tips.
After all, 1 in 10 people throughout the world will fall into this category in their lifetime, and the more we pretend we don’t know someone in this group, the more we build on the stigma surrounding it.
Here are some things to think about when it comes to getting into a relationship with someone with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD or similar mental health conditions: As mentioned above, it is likely that you have already encountered someone with mental health problems in your dating life.
But when it comes to talking about potential partners, most people don’t mention how to approach dating someone with a mental illness.
We’ve all heard (or have) horror stories about dating people who turned out a little “crazy.” Maybe she moved from the “like” stage to the obsession stage too quickly, or maybe he reacted by burning your stuff when you ended things.
If your date or your partner is depressed, you’ll see: sad mood; a negative or hopeless outlook for the future; eating too much or too little; crying out of the blue; loss of or low energy; sleeping too much or too little; indecisiveness; and social isolation or withdrawal.
For a bad depression phase, the average episode often lasts six to eight months.This the unfortunate reality for many who suffer from depression.They feel their moods are too much to handle for other people and they can’t possibly have a normal life because they’re “damaged.”The reality is sometimes we can’t control our moods and sometimes we do just need to be sad.It is estimated that 350 million people suffer from clinical depression worldwide.Symptoms of depression include a general disinterest for life, self-loathing, irritability, lethargy, mood swings, hopelessness, reckless behavior, and loss of interest in friends, family, and loved ones. Dating someone with depression can be fine if you are informed and educated about it.Yet anyone who has been in a relationship with someone who’s depressed knows how no hero exists who’s more powerful than depression.