Dating can be quite troublesome - even more so when you have a mental disorder or are dating someone with a mental disorder. There are many people that claim to have mental disorders but have yet to be diagnosed with one - this can lead to further misconceptions regarding mental disorders. The reality is that some types of mental disorders can vary in severity of manifestation but almost always have unavoidable negative symptoms which can cause sudden changes in personality or mood.
TL;DR Mental disorders and dating: Deal-breaker or nah.
- No - I don't think I would be able to handle it.Vote A
- Yes - Regardless of the severity and manifestation of the disorder.Vote B
- Yes - If the mental disorder isn't too severe.Vote C
- Maybe - Depends on the type of disorder and the person.Vote D
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I selected "Yes - Regardless of the severity and manifestation of the disorder." I have anxiety (generalized and social anxiety), my mom has PTSD, my brother is bipolar, and my sister has borderline personality disorder. To choose to cut someone out of my life because of a disorder would by hypocritical, to put it mildly. As long as they're seeking treatment, I don't see it as a problem.2
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