Let's say you've had several dates with someone who behaves in a very stable manner, is pleasant and you like a lot. Once this person discloses they suffer from a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, would you break up with them? The person has told you that their illness is well managed, they take their medicine and when symptoms arise they know what to do to take care of themselves. Mental illness shows itself differently in everyone, and it is not necessarily the way it is shown in movies. How would you feel if this person had epilepsy or MS?
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The reason my fiancé and I are so good for each other is because we both suffer mental health issues and share traits, she is higher functioning than me but when she breaks down I step up and take charge. She took me on while I was at my worst, we are like two broke jigsaw pieces that are so damaged we fit together.1