A partner without mental illness may not easily grasp all this.
“Ideally, you’ll disclose in your own apartment or in your partner’s apartment and ideally before you decide you want to have sex with him or her,” she says.
“You can have a family and a partner — it’s not that you have this experience and you’re doomed forever.” (Illustration: Erik Mace for Yahoo Health)But first someone has to address certain unavoidable factors — like when and how to tell your partner about a mental condition, and how treatment (including medication) can impact sex life.
Issues like these directly impact the relationships of people with a mental health disorder — even more so than the average person.
“But if a guy’s not compassionate, he’s not in my target market.
The truth is, I’m more successful in life than narrow-minded people will ever be. “Most people with mental health conditions have the potential of having very happy relationships,” Swartz says.