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Living With Your Partner’s Mental Illnesses – A Guide On How To Deal With Their Anxiety And Depression

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People suffering from anxiety and depression often feel like they are all alone in the world and that no one is there to love them and understand their mental illness.

The truth is, it is a challenge. But if both partners love each other it wouldn’t be a problem to support and help each other. Because everyone comes with a “baggage.” The trick is to be willing to try to overcome everything together. That’s what real love is about.

When I look at my boyfriend I am so happy to have someone by my side who not only understands my condition but does everything to support me and help me during my meltdowns and panic attacks. I love him for his gentleness and his caring nature.

He understands my need for open communication and constant love and attention.

With him, I feel safe to say “I am sad,” “I am depressed,” “I am anxious” because I know that he won’t judge me or think of me as a lesser human being. With him, I can be completely vulnerable, honest, and raw. I don’t try to conceal my emotions. Instead, I let them out because I know that he is there for me no matter how I feel.

He created a safe space for me. He designed a little corner of my bedroom to be a place for cooling off and releasing tension. We visit it any time we feel overwhelmed and we hold hands, listen to each other, and talk about the problem lovingly. We instantly feel better because sometimes all we need is a hug and having someone who understands.

He motivates me to be better. To do better.

Suffering from anxiety and depression can be very crippling when it comes to following my passions and dreams. That’s when my boyfriend comes in. He is there to remind me of my true essence and the things I am passionate about. He even plans a strategy about how I am going to achieve all my goals. And I love him for that.

I am grateful every day that I am blessed to have a person like that in my life. He really makes everything in my life better. He makes me feel happy and safe.

Thank you, love. With you, everything is better.

Mary Wright


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