Dating service for people with mental illness
It's mostly a trail of intense but short-lived relationships, with a few regrettable one-night stands sprinkled here and there.A boy I met in grad school lasted a year, but we were too hot-tempered to coexist in the same air.A couple of unhappy years with someone back home who loved me when I did not love him.I was checking out a guy’s profile on a dating site. If you’ve never had any mental illness, who wants to date a crazy person?
On the other hand, the tangle of depression, anxiety, OCD, and borderline personality disorder in my head came fairly close to talking me into a swan dive off of a fifth-floor Paris balcony last week.
(If you’ve never suffered from depression, it might sound nonsensical that I would do this at my most self-confident.
If there’s one thing I know about depression, though, it’s that it’s devoid of logic, and you can feel your lowest and your highest all at once.) My dating history is checkered, to say the least.
That’s a pretty hefty chunk of the dating pool, not to mention the unreported cases and the probable addition of cases since that report was published.
Mental health conditions come in far too many forms—depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, autism and Asperger’s, those that don’t immediately come to mind and so many layers within each of those conditions—to try to come up with a one-size fits all approach for how to deal with dating someone who is mentally ill.