I suffer from Clinical Depression and Borderline personality disorder (BPD). This does make my life much tougher, but my illness is well under control and I function normally for the most part.
I don't prefer to keep this a secret for too long with the women I date, because I believe that they have a right to know about my condition (since I can still face issues occasionally). But things fall apart after that because they think I am a fundamentally flawed man. I don't even blame them for it, because no one would willingly want to be with a mentally ill person.
Should I only seek to date women having similar issues, because they would know that people like us aren't that different from the others and we are capable of love too? I did find a few online dating sites that cater to people suffering from mental health issues.
Most Helpful Girl
you know I think the girl that will truly lovr you, she'll understand and I guess when you love someone you accept them for their good and bad.. if you could find someone with the same condition, it will be easier for both of you.. but you will have to understand that both of you need to be there for each other..0
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Most Helpful Guy
Definitely not! You shouldn't date someone based on their health, it's just immoral. If you like someone, why not?
If people are too scared to commit to you and support you with your mental illness, that's lucky you for losing them sooner. If people think you're flawed because of it, they're ignorant.
Don't put yourself down for it at all. If you can find someone who can accept you for you and support you too, that's a beautiful relationship worth waiting for. Anyone who can't do that simply isn't worth it.
As for dating someone else suffering from mental illness, it can have its pros and cons. On one hand, they're more likely to understand and be able to support you. On the other, you might not be able to support each other or make each other happy and just make everything worse for one another.
Pros and cons on both sides. At the end of the day, just date who you want. Don't feel like you have to limit yourself because a few people can't handle it. I get that it can be difficult to live with, but it doesn't mean it's impossible to live with.0
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