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My partner has a mental illness....

Unread postby AndrewBCSS » 29 Mar 2017

The following is an excerpt from a story about spouses and mental illness from HereToHelp:

Any couple relationship, whether dating or a committed partnership, has its proverbial ups and downs. But what about when there is the extra challenge of dating or being the spouse/partner of someone who has a mental illness?

As with physical health issues, a mental illness can present extra challenges that can destabilize a relationship. Things can be very challenging for the partner without a mental illness, who may assume more of a caregiving role. He or she can find themselves isolated and unsure about how to manage their relationship, especially when their loved one is struggling.

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