Dr. Wilfred van Gorp weighs in on the subject of when to bring up challenging topics like mental illness in a relationship in an interview with Lifehacker.au.
Excerpt from the article:
One way to ease into the subject in a way that doesn’t feel forced, is by bringing them up at a time when you’re discussing your challenges and what you’re doing to overcome them, according to Van Gorp. “Relate [your mental health issues] to everyday functioning,” he suggests For example, right now, the pandemic is a logical entry point to these discussions, and Van Gorp says you can open with something like: “This COVID thing really freaks me out — I have anxiety anyway — and this just makes it worse.” Then take it from there.
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