Granted, it may have helped that he himself didn’t have any mental health issues to speak of. I was able to look after myself without putting other people first.
As a relationship requires getting to know someone intimately, I realized quickly that I could lie to myself, but not to him. He was able to pick up on the small hints that I wasn’t doing so well.
Meeting his family and friends is intense enough, without the addition of anxiety nibbling at me the entire time. Additionally, there was the FOMO
He offered to help me set goals, to set small tasks and encourage me to achieve them. Whereas this can be fantastic and may work for some people, for me this was a huge no.
A lot of relationships tend to suffer due to a lack of trust. I know so many friends concerned that a partner may be unfaithful, but I’ve found I simply do not have the emotional energy for that.
Talk to your partner about how you’re feeling. Expressing your feelings can help to clear them and make it easier for you both to cope.
Get help from a mental health professional or therapist if you find that your problems are getting out of hand, or if you need advice on an ongoing basis to help you cope with your relationship problems.
Spend time on activities that you love and that help you relax, such as yoga, swimming, meditating, exercising, reading, listening to music, spending time with friends or participating in a hobby.
Make sure that you’re eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep. This can help you to feel healthier and better able to manage your stress.
Drinking alcohol can affect your mental well-being and make mental health problems worse. You should limit the amount of alcohol you drink.