would you date someone who has mental health issues like depression or anxiety?
Most Helpful Guy
well I suffer from both those so I don't see why not. I take meds for it though.1
Most Helpful Girl
I have inadvertently dated three men already who had mental issues. One was bi-polar (later on, suicidal), the second one had paranoia personality disorder and parasomnia, and the third had some sort of myriad of mental issues that were undiagnosed, but I know his brother had schizophrenia and his mother was on happy pills - himself, he was obsessive, jealous, and had chronic stalking issues against me and his ex-girlfriends.
Had I known these guys had these issues, I would not have dated them. They put a huge toll on our relationship, and cost me a lot of time and energy (and one spent a lot of money), to try and make our situations livable. Since none of them were even half-way willing to try and look out for me in any way in our relationship (s), I had to make a decision on whether or not to continue, so I decided to leave all three at each time I was with them.
I would not do it again. I have terrific respect for people that do take on a relationship with some suffering a mental illness, but as for me, it was too taxing and hurtful to continue and refuse to ever do it again.3
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