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.
Still, here are a few suggestions for how to try to make it work with a significant other who is struggling, or how to let them go. Some days will be effortless, and others may be draining.
The first thing that may come to mind when you first learn of your partner’s condition is to opt out. The answer is, you’ve gotten yourself into a relationship that you now realize may have a few additional obstacles, but what relationship doesn’t experience its hurdles anyway? That really depends on the nature of the condition as well as its severity.
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.