Has your or your partner’s mental health struggle led to a divorce or relationship struggle?
If you need clarity on scoping out if it was a genuine mental health issue feel free to reach out but the following is worth reading once you know that a mental health concern was at play.
Relationships, in many cases, grow stronger when one person experiences a physical health struggle but when it comes to a mental health struggle it can lead to a lot of misunderstanding.
This post is to build awareness for the following effect that occurs, it’s along these lines in the majority of cases with room for variation:
First you learn to live and adapt to the issue and solidify the reasons in your mind for letting behavioural changes take place.
Emotional starvation creeps in various forms and if an emotional requirement is not matched the mind will latch on to the emotionally engaging things outside the relationship
If breakages form and personality mismatches are established the friction will lead to outbreaks of anger etc…
All of this can be avoided. Due to the lack of awareness of mental health struggles we end up trying to fix issues after the damage is caused. If you find yourself in a situation like this, it’s time to stop accepting it and look into the appropriate clearing strategies.
Relationship issues that stem from mental health struggles are some of the hardest cases but also the most common. Making everything better is not the issue here, identifying the need before it’s too late is…
From your side, if there’s a conversation to be had on this topic I’d be happy to speak further.