I’ve never seen this issue addressed in a way that’s been helpful to me. I had trouble with anxiety in my early 20’s and depression in my late 20’s, so I know what it’s like to attempt to function with that black cloud hanging over your head at all times.
There are only so many amazing jobs out there and everyone is forced to make tradeoffs.
Some will work for a ton of money doing something that they don’t like.
Being in a relationship with someone with a chronic illness means understanding that while symptoms can often be managed quite effectively, they may never be cured.
If you have concerns or are feeling overwhelmed by your partner’s symptoms, discuss this with your partner openly and honestly.
Although any intimate relationship has its ups and downs, dating someone who is affected by a chronic mental illness such as OCD can present some additional challenges as well as opportunities for growth.
Above all, it is important to remember that an illness is what a person has, not who they are.
If you and your partner are up for it, there are numerous opportunities to help out with exposure exercises or to stay on top of medication regimens.
Becoming partners in treatment can help build a stronger bond.
Work on yourself first.”Essentially, I’m asking you “How does a depressed person find love in a society that believes that depressed people are not deserving of love? Once I got past the initial trauma and found my footing, the turbulence passed and I’ve been lucky enough to have smooth sailing ever since. You can appreciate all the reasons you have to live and all the blessings in your life but still not feel good about it.