If they refused to acknowledge it, no. At least not until they did acknowledge it, sought help, and were managing it.
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27-05-2015 16:25 #12Senior Member
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27-05-2015 16:39 #13
If have kids with mental illness and grew up with a parent with mental illness.
Yes I would stay with my partner and help them get help if they weren't hurt the kids or myself.
If they were accepting the illness and getting treatment than It would ever cross my mind to leave.
To me mental illness is no different to cancer or diabetes etc..
Would leave partner if you thought they had a physical illness that they hadn't accepted they had yet?
Don't get me wrong it freaking hard some days but love win out for me anyhow.
27-05-2015 16:55 #14
However, I do accept I have an illness and take responsibility for my treatment. And I told DH very early in our relationship about my illness so he was aware.
Luckily he loves me just how I am, and supports me every step of the way.
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27-05-2015 19:20 #17
That they refused to acknowledge? I don't know. I mean...yes, I'd still want to be in the relationship. I'd try to work with them to address it, in their own time. In the end, it would depend on the specifics of the situation.
If my partner had a mental illness (he does), wouldn't acknowledge it (he wouldn't for a long time) and major life decisions like having children would have a significantly negative impact on him (we're just about to have bub #2, and had this happened a year earlier it could have cost DP his life) then...yeah there'd be a time limit on how long I could deal with that.
Of course, as I say, it depends on details. If I suspected something was up, and thought that having children at that point could be detrimental, then I'd put off having children and focus on my partner. If it had been 10 years of denial, then that would be a different story.
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