Dating someone with ocd tips
You will see your partner at his or her highest highs and lowest lows, maybe irrational, lethargic, erratic, manic, aloof or incoherent.These are only a handful of the mixture of emotions and dispositions that may be found in just one condition, not to speak of an array. I can guarantee to you that your partner wishes things were different, that you didn’t have to see him or her like this.As much as we try sometimes a relationship is just too much and time spent apart would do everyone some good.Some mental illnesses and disorders are just too complex and debilitating for one person to handle alone.Be willing to take or at least share the blame, be willing to take criticism from your partner (even though you are trying very hard because, yes, it is difficult to date someone with a mental illness) and be willing to change and to compromise.
It is not uncommon to know multiple people who are dealing with or who have dealt with conditions that are similar to what your partner is going through.
Knowing what works for your partner and not just what you think will work best for them will make the ride a little less bumpy.
And, if your partner is just learning about the condition for the first time, too, make sure your partner knows you are with him or her for every step along the way.
Maybe that person ended up in a pretty stable place mentally, or maybe, things did not end up so well for that person.
Do not try to coax your partner by saying, “oh, well so and so tried this and it really worked for him/her,” because what works for “so and so” may not be all that appealing to your partner.
Then, there are the practical questions to consider, like are you willing to move for said person, or what is said person’s health history? What do you do when the person you’re falling for is struggling with a condition that’s too complex for even your partner to understand?