I'd want to be with someone who doesn't put me down for feeling down, but instead holds me just a little bit closer.I just RSVP'd to a big event at the end of the month.Instead, try speaking positively about what your partner accomplish.On particularly bad days, getting out of bed, eating a meal, and taking a shower might constitute success. Know who else he/she turns to in times of need and get to know them to share notes.(Studies have shown that those with mental illness are seven times more likely to have violence committed against them than to ever harm another person ) You might be concerned, but the term "crazy" is typically a non-starter for the conversation that needs to happen. This is an invitation to start a conversation about dating someone with a mental illness. Don't be accusatory, but make sure you learn what you need to in order to make an informed decision about whether or not this is the right relationship for you.This person has made him/herself incredibly vulnerable in an effort to talk to you about something that is really difficult to talk about. Dating someone with a mental illness adds an extra dynamic to a relationship, as any health issue would.I thought about how great I'd feel wearing that under my clothes if we ever went out on date night. I started taking Vitamin D pills daily (some research shows that the supplements may help manage the disorder).The minute I wake up, I open up the blinds of my big bay window and work next to direct sunlight.
I make an effort to change out of my PJ pants, even if it's just for a quick run to Starbucks for a matcha latte.
It's healthy for me to have exciting plans to look forward to.
But for now, I'm happy to go out by myself — no plus-one needed.
Understand that on those days, not everything will be likely to be achieved by your partner.
If he/she is having a truly difficult time getting out of bed, focusing on the fact that the dishes didn't get washed is unhelpful.