In fact, research on psychiatric illness in the couples relationship has found a positive correlation between one partner having a mental illness and the other partner also suffering from a mental illness.In my career as a therapist, I’ve worked with couples in various settings.However, it has been known for a long time by those working in the field with couples that individuals who have a mental illness can have a negative impact on their spouse’s mental health, and vice versa.At times, both partners in a relationship can be struggling with symptoms that have developed as a result of the original illness in one of the partners.Have you ever thought to yourself, “Is sexual purity even possible? ” In today’s sex-crazed, , and “purity is lame” culture, I’m sure many of us have found ourselves in one of the scenarios described above. it is really hard for two young, hormone-filled people who are intensely attracted to each other to keep their hands off each other. In the five years we dated before getting married, pursuing purity in our relationship was definitely a real struggle and constant battle.
Pierre Imlay, MEd, RMFT The impact of mental illness on a couple’s relationship has often been an overlooked dynamic in both the public media and academic journals.
On the other hand, it’s well recognized that relationship stress with a partner can negatively affect the person who is struggling with a mental illness and make the condition worse.
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Are you currently in a dating relationship and your purity is hanging on for dear life, with too many close calls with your boyfriend/girlfriend every date night?
Maybe you have managed to withhold from going “all the way,” but that “not so bad” stuff has become commonplace in your relationship?