Depression has threatened every single one of my romantic relationships at one point or another.
For a long time, I didn't have a name for how I felt and definitely no clue about how to manage it.
Relationships can already be complicated, but when you are also struggling to keep your mental health in check, they can sometimes feel really impossible.
It's so hard to adequately care for yourself and dish out attention to your partner at the same time.
Once you've come out and told them what you are dealing with, explain to them what that experience is like for No one has the same experience and unfortunately, the media has created many false narratives about what mental illnesses look like.
Taking advantage of services your church might offer is also an option if you are a person of faith.
This is more for Truth bomb: Self-care is the most important part of living with a mental illness.
If you already know that you battle with anything like depression, anxiety or any kind of disorder, just tell them.
It's not easy, but take a deep breath and dive into that conversation.