Relational Disorders: Can Relationships have Mental Illness? Truth about Psychiatry & DSM
What is it like to be a man with mental illness in a society that generally says men should be self-sufficient, stoic, strong and in-control? What is it like to be a man with mental illness and trying to date? Will she still like me if she knows I can be moody? That some nights I just want to be alone after having a great time the night before? Will she still like me if she knows about the therapy I go through, and that I need this therapy so I can maintain relationships and jobs? I have daily issues controlling my anxiety and controlling my borderline personality disorder traits.
I have a bit of a dilemma. I am almost 21 years old and I have only dated one woman in my life and I dated her for 4 years. She broke up with me in the summer of I think I must be cursed. I feel scared to ask out any other women for fear of being rejected. She said a man had not done that for her in a long time.