Dating for people with mental illnes

19-Sep-2016 21:11

The Roman philosopher Seneca the Younger famously wrote two millennia ago that “there is no great genius without some touch of madness” – now scientists have shown that he may have been right.

Brain injuries are also linked to some mental conditions.An abusive partner tends to put on what can be considered a “fake mask” for the rest of the world to see.When it’s just the victim and the abusive partner together, that mask comes off and the victim sees a different side that others aren’t allowed to see.Abusive behavior in an intimate or dating relationship and mental illness are two separate things.We know that abuse in a dating relationship is about power and control, and that an abusive partner usually will not show their negative or harmful behaviors with friends, coworkers or family members.

Brain injuries are also linked to some mental conditions.An abusive partner tends to put on what can be considered a “fake mask” for the rest of the world to see.When it’s just the victim and the abusive partner together, that mask comes off and the victim sees a different side that others aren’t allowed to see.Abusive behavior in an intimate or dating relationship and mental illness are two separate things.We know that abuse in a dating relationship is about power and control, and that an abusive partner usually will not show their negative or harmful behaviors with friends, coworkers or family members. A combination of things, including your genes, biology, and your life experiences, seem to be involved. But that doesn’t mean you will have one if your mother or father did.