When its not just you

Mental health can be tricky when it comes to all aspect in your life especially relationships.  It is very important for a healthy relationship (and more importantly a healthy you) that you set out good foundations. It’s not uncommon to unleash all your frustrations onto your partner which can often leave someone feeling hurt and confused especially  if they are unaware of why you may act in a certain way. Not everyone is so acquainted in proper way to be a support system to some one else with mental health so its up to the both of you to make sure that you set things right in your relationship. However, there is no reason why you can have a loving, successful and joyful relationship like any other person.  If you take anything away from this post it is communication, communication, communication.

  1. Tell them about your issues – It’s really important that  you open up and let them in on what your dealing with.  It  is nothing to be ashamed of and if you keep it a secret it will end up biting you in ass in the later run.  Plus if you tell and they don’t react well then you saved your self a lot of time and heart break.
  2.  Be honest –  Realistically  the person you are in a relationship is the one person you should feel comfortable to tell anything and everything.  Be honest with them to the extent of your feelings and well as to when your feeling certain emotions, most likely they would want to be there to support you.
  3. Open up –  It can be very frustrating for someone when all they want to do is be a supportive  to someone else and they won’t let you.  Open up about how you are feeling and coping . I’m sure they will be  grateful for this.
  4. Give them time–  Take note that it is  important to understand that not everyone will be so aware of what your going  through as you think they are.  Be understanding and know that it might  take your partner  little time to adjust/figures things out.
  5. Make sure you can trust them – If you don’t trust your partner  then maybe you shouldn’t be with them full stop. Trust is so essential in a relationship. If you don’t trust your partner your never feel comfortable to open up to them.
  6. Don’t blame yourself if things go wrong–  It’s easy to feel like when things go bad that its automatically  your fault , but that not always the case.  So don’t let your  significant other treat  you like it is. At the end of the day you deserve to be treated with nothing but respect and love.

You are always loved and never alone x

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