She wonders if there is ever a right time to tell someone you live with a mental illness because it can change the dynamic of your relationship. When do you tell someone and how do you cope if they don’t react well?
I asked psychologist Abigael San for some advice.“It really depends on the vibe,” she says.
It is possible to find and maintain love when you live with a mental illness, please know that. Falling in love, sleeping with someone or dating is learning to trust someone and if you’re going to let them into your life, you will at some point have to tell them about your condition.
They cannot love you fully without accepting you at your saddest, your numbest, your most chaotic.
Find out what mental illness means to them, explain what it means to you and try and dispel some of their beliefs.