Relationship Q&A: Loving Someone with a Mental Illness

Relationship Q&A: Loving Someone with a Mental Illness

Even though I write a lot about relationships here on my blog, I am by no means a relationship expert. I’m constantly learning and growing. Plus, I usually only get to talk about things from my perspective.

By creating this post, I wanted to gain insight on how my boyfriend sees my mental illnesses. I figured it’ll not only help strengthen our relationship, but maybe if others are in his situation, it’ll help them cope as well. I’m so lucky to have a significant other that I can always talk openly about my mental health with.

Without further ado, here are 12 questions I asked my boyfriend about loving someone with a mental illness.

How to Turn Grocery Shopping into Your Date Night

How to Turn Grocery Shopping into Your Date Night

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Sometimes life just seems to get in the way of your relationship. But putting your relationship on the back burner is never a good thing, and your relationship will suffer because of it. I think it’s super important to keep the spark alive in a relationship.

It might seem idiotic to some, but I love going grocery shopping with my boyfriend. We get an hour or so once or twice a month to focus on each other’s company. My love language is quality time, so this is huge. (You can find your love language here.)

If you’re lacking the time to focus on your relationship, here’s how you can turn grocery shopping into date night.

Growing Up with an Emotionally Unavailable Mom – Part Two

Growing Up with an Emotionally Unavailable Mom - Part Two

CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions sexual abuse.

You’re supposed to be able to go to friends and family for guidance. They’re supposed to help you when times are tough and you need a shoulder to learn on.

When you never got that experience in your life, it really messes you up. It creates lasting damage that you’re supposed to be able to hurdle over.

This is part two of my Growing Up with an Emotionally Unavailable Mom series. Please read part one to get more background info.

5 Unknown Symptoms of Adult Separation Anxiety

5 Unknown Symptoms of Adult Separation Anxiety

CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions self-harm and suicide.

There’s a sense of shame when it comes to codependency. Nobody wants to admit that they have dependency challenges. Nobody wants to admit that they are so dependent on one person and without them being there, they completely shatter.

The more I learn about my separation anxiety, the more I realize how much it affects so many areas of my life. Actually, it pretty much takes over my entire mind and body. Nothing is off limits.

Here are 5 unknown symptoms of adult separation anxiety that you might not have realized:

Relationship OCD and the Fantasy of Finding “The One”

Relationship OCD and the Fantasy of Finding "The One"

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Imagine your wedding day. Think about the thoughts you have right before you walk down the aisle. Think about your cold feet. Soak up all the doubts, reservations, and skepticisms circling in your brain, encompassing your entire being.

Now imagine having that feeling all day long, every single day. That’s Relationship OCD.

It’s the kind of doubt that seeps in unexpectedly and begins to chip away at the very core of love. Every concept of life. Every part of you. It’s one of the cruelest things life could ever throw at you.

Here are the common obsessions, compulsions, and treatment plans for Relationship OCD (ROCD):