Dating someone with mental illness

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Why doesn’t my mom give me hugs or tell me she loves me? I want to tell those moms that no matter what, don’t hide. If you can’t explain what is going on, find someone who can. Tell your children you love them even if you don’t feel it because some questions shouldn’t have to be taken to the grave.

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I read that list and know that by having a parent with these serious mental shifts has affected me. I often wonder if my own mom was scared that her children would inherit her mental illness.

I wouldnt see a reason to keep it a secret, especially if were getting serious.” If youre worried that your health secret might be a deal-breaker, youll want to 'fess up by the fourth date, says Rachel A.

Sussman, LCSW, a New York City therapist and relationship expert.

“You should definitely practice before you tell your match, or youll most likely fumble through the conversation uncomfortably.” Mark Snyder, a 32-year-old writer from New York City, used to dread telling a new boyfriend that he was a recovering alcoholic.

“I dont think I was ever able to shake off the feeling I was springing the information on him, usually when we were either out to dinner and he wanted to order a bottle of wine, or at a party where alcohol was introduced,” he says. Sorry.” That changed, however, as he got used to talking about his condition.

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