“After all, you both need to be taking care of yourselves for your relationship to be healthy,” she says.The bottom line is that, despite challenges, a partner who is suffering from a mental illness doesn’t mean you won’t be treated well or that the relationship is doomed.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of kittens saved from trees.

Go to one of those websites that reviews dating sites and you’ll see the same.

This will allow you to know if something may be coming up for your loved one,” says Grant.

It will also help you avoid these trigger situations or prepare for the possibility of an anxiety attack or other reaction.

My guy friends (also educated, attractive) complain that they get no responses and female acquaintences tell me that they get so many emails, etc, that they don’t know where to start-and often do nothing.

They don’t have time to “date around” several times a week.(actually neither would I). Women, being more vulnerable than men, are more hesitant to date online, so you get a situation where there’s a lot more men than women.When discussing your partner’s condition, come up with ways to handle any symptoms that might suddenly arise, like a panic attack or extreme bout of depression.“That might mean coming up with a soothing word for your loved one or leaving the room together, or maybe it’s understood that your partner does not want you to touch them when they’re anxious, but rather just sit in silence with them,” says Grant.Telling them to calm down, cheer up, or stop doing a compulsive behavior that bothers you is not always the best approach.Licensed therapist Katie Krimer says that due to people’s own discomfort with others’ suffering, your tone can come off as flippant or dismissive of your partner’s experience.“There can be a lot of shame and embarrassment one experiences if they suffer from these disorders.