Allowed HTML tags: But instead of being silent, I spoke up about what I was going through. We talked about mental health from our second date and I knew he understood it because there was lived experience there. A weight lifted off my shoulders—I finally understood what real acceptance felt like. I want to be educated on it. If you want a long-term relationship, however, you and your partner will eventually want to share health information. What now?
Dating someone with mental illness is not a death sentence.
Dating in the Internet World with Mental Illness
But with any struggle that came my way, I did the inner work to navigate it. It just had to be by the right person at the right time. You don't have to hide anything! We talked about mental health from our second date and I knew he understood it because there was lived experience there. Seemingly overnight I transformed from a thriving college student—with a bright future—to a housebound prisoner of my own mind.