Dating with mental illness
I love gloomy Victorian novels, obscure Korean horror films, Premier League soccer, and knitting.
I'm 5-foot-5, slim, with brown hair and brown eyes. I suffer from mental illness.” Finally verging on being over a long-term, on-and-off relationship, I am both excited and terrified at the prospect of a new one.
I was, seemingly, a different person than I became.
This poet expertly uses her words to attack the countless “articles detailing why dating someone with a mental illness is a good idea.” In this poem, she claims that these articles “romanticize pain [and] glorify illness.” I will leave the link to this video below, but first I wanted to discuss a few points that were made in the piece, because as I was listening to it I found myself thinking of when I first began dating my now-wife, and connecting with Brittney’s words.
A couple of unhappy years with someone back home who loved me when I did not love him.
Living with a mental illness while also trying to find love and romantic happiness can be, scientifically speaking, really fucking tricky.
It's estimated that one in four people in the world will deal with a mental illness at some point in life.
And although those disorders don't totally define us, they are still a huge part of our lives, often affecting the way we relate to other people.
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It’s hard with anyone, but it’s especially hard with someone that you fancy and want to go out with.