When a person deals with mental illness it can be extremely hard, especially on their marriage and relationship. Mental health issues come up in the context of divorce in a variety of ways. This arise when mental health issues contribute to the breakdown of the marriage or relationship. For instance, a partner may suffer from a condition which causes her or him to behave in ways that are detrimental to the relationship. This can manifest itself in aggression, narcissism and self-centered behaviors to the detriment of the other partner or children, excessive spending impacting family finances to engaging in dangerous behavior with a partner or children.
Mental illness does not have to destroy a marriage or relationship even with the stress and focus it brings.
Relationships are one of the most important aspects of lives.
It is not the number of friends you have, and it is not whether you are in a committed relationship, but it is the quality of your close relationships that matter.
Living in conflict or in a toxic relationship is more damaging than being alone.
The past plays a major role in a marriage.
Fight the stigma, speak up and do not let the stigma of mental illness prevent you from reaching out for help.
Mental illness is not something you can just “get over”
It does not make you “crazy” and some days will be better than others.
It is manageable, but some days a person does not feel like fighting it. Do not give up on them because they gave up on themselves.
Hugs are helpful
“At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness effects your heart, your leg or your brain, it is still an illness and there should be no distinction”. – Michelle Obama
Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.