Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

When Both Partners in a Relationship Have Mental Illness

When both partners in a relationship have mental illness, they face many obstacles, but there are ways to persevere.
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In our individualistic society, therapists, counselors, and researchers tend to focus on individual people, not their families or relationships. However, studies show a positive correlation between one partner struggling with mental illness and the other partner sharing that same struggle, and sometimes one person’s mental illness is a direct response to the other’s condition.




We don't talk enough about mental health.

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Sarah Sharp

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