By Tarra Bates-Duford, Ph

Dating service for people with mental illness

And even though both have the condition, communication can still be difficult. Do not assume dating and relationships do not have the power to impact your mood and behaviors negatively. In fact, for some people with mental illness the prospect of dating and relationships can be very frustrating, scary, and even depressing.

However when you include mental

Some people may also carry a mental health diagnosis without their partner even being aware of their mental health condition. It is important to stay consistent with treatment as conflict, stress, and anxiety can lead to an exacerbation of symptoms. Hard in Any Relationship But the biggest struggle of all may be not having the appropriate support, says Buehler. After all, some stats reveal that in marriages where one person is depressed, the divorce rate is nine times higher.

We both agree our calm

She met her boyfriend, who is also bipolar, in treatment. Starting a relationship can be a positive emotional boost for most people, however, it can also bring many challenges.

However, when you include mental illness into the challenges of dating, the issues and normal challenges of dating can become more complex. We both agree our calm personalities only get into fights with each other when we are unstable. Open minds are open doors. Have a communication plan.

When I said I was going to inpatient, he understood. He understands that part of me. How open should I be on my Match. There is no shame in seeking treatment or medication for an illness.

However, it should be noted most people with mental disorders are undiagnosed and untreated making it difficult to establish and maintain a healthy relationship. While you don't need to go into details about your illness on your profile it is best to be open with people before meeting up with them. Dating someone with a mental illness requires knowledge and understanding of the illness. Don't be defined by your illness but it is an important part of who you are so don't avoid talking about it. Unfortunately, some people may view a partner having a mental illness as a deal breaker, as some sort of insurmountable defect, flaw, or imperfection.