Depression and anxiety can cause all kinds of problems between you and the people that are in your life. It’s not just going to affect you and your romantic partner, it can also affect relationships with friends, family members, and even co-workers. When it comes to mental illnesses, the person with the diagnosis doesn’t really have any say over who is affected by their illness.
The most important thing you can do to help all of your relationships is to be open and honest with people about your illness. While some people still look at mental illnesses in a bad way, there are also people that will be sympathetic to your illness and want to help you out in any way they can. Once you share your truth with them they will be more understanding should the following things occur.