It’s possible she is in “pimp mode” and taking advantage of their interest in her.
The experience is not fundamentally different than dating someone without a mental illness, but there are issues that are more likely to arise.
By understanding these issues and knowing how to respond, you can support the man you love without threatening the relationship or your emotional wellbeing.
Hi all I have just joined this site as I'm in a new relationship with someone with a diagnosed cyclothymic bipolar guy who is medicated with lithium.
I'm sorry if this is too long but this is all very bizarre to me!
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When you date a man with depression, it can become a struggle to maintain a relationship with him and protect your own mental health.We have been dating for over two months now, he has been sweet, attentive, affectionate and manic which I haven't had a problem with.He's funny and silly which is great because I'm more of a reserved personality and he brings me out of my shell.Also realize you are not guaranteed to encounter these issues when you date someone with depression. Whether you ask or deduce it after months of dating, there will be a point when your partner discloses they deal with depression.It’s a crucial moment in the relationship, so be sensitive and do not judge.He asked me if I wanted to meet him for coffee on Thursday which we've done in the past, before I go to my evening classes.