There are so many different types of mental illnesses that it really just depends. It also depends on how she handles it. A woman that sometimes gets sad and withdrawn is a lot easier to handle, than a women that throws things at me during mood swings.
In fact I would suggest that pretty much everyone has something wrong with them that could be called a mental illness if they went seeking a diagnoses. Finding a "perfect" brain with nothing wrong with it would be extremely rare.
I'd need to know the condition, and the severity. Just like with any physical illnesses she might have. I'm not exactly healthy as a horse, so I'm not gonna demand perfection from a woman. I just want to know that I can work with whatever I'd be getting.
There was one gal that used to work where I do. Big lady. I wouldn't date her, but I would have gladly been a friend of hers. Though... she quit, and I never got her contact info.
I would've stood up for her too, if she were ever in any kind of danger. This gal, however, was built like a tank, and could probably handle herself just fine without me. She seemed okay to me when I knew her, but rumors were flying that she'd been in a straight jacket. I didn't want to press her for details, but without further context, that little tidbit was not enough to scare me away.
I know how dark my own worries and fantasies can get. Unless her crazy fits can somehow exceed what I can daydream up, I'm not gonna freak out too much.
My answer would be that it would depend upon the nature of her mental illness. If it was depression and/or anxiety, that would be okay. I have walked with the black dog since I was a small child. I understand it and I know that it can be managed. If she was bipolar, or had some other psychotic condition, the answer would be a huge no. There are two reasons. One is that even with the best medication such conditions cannot be controlled completely. One hazard is that, when the symptoms are controlled, it is not uncommon for such patients to decide that they have been 'cured', so stop taking the medication. They fail to understand that there is no cure for their condition, which means that they have it for life. It can be controlled, not cured. My biggest objection is that such conditions are hereditary. I would not want to produce children who were prone to that form of mental illness. Here in Australia, the statistic released by the government is that a quarter of the adult female population are on some form of prescription psychiatric medication. Imagine how many there are out there who have not been diagnosed and/or medicated. It might not be unreasonable to state that half the adult female population had some form of psychiatric condition. In the common vernacular: there are a lot of crazy bitches out there.
Personally I would. I myself have anxiety/OCD so I know what they're going through (if they have something similar to that. I would love them for who they are. They can't control this illness and it's really hard to deal with. I would take care of them, never hurt them and be supportive to them. I know how hard it is and would do my best to help them through it. Her personality is what matters to me and if she's a match for me, I don't mind dating her if she has an illness. She's the girl I'm looking for and I can deal with it. If she's talking her medicine, it shows she wants to be better (I'm on medication) and is determined to do something about it. Hope this helps you? I'm 18M
That's a tricky situation. I'd be sympathetic and understanding, given I have my own problems, but at the same time I've dealt with other women with mental illnesses, and I didn't have a great experience. So I'd be reluctant.
i did and my answer now is no no no , NOOOOOO they are emotional manipulators advice to the guy ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun dont invest your emotions, wish your causalities are not permanent however a guy in the situation won't listen