Mental Health in a New Relationship

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I’m not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but I relate super hard to that Iliza Schlezinger joke

‘the best part is, the new boyfriend… has no idea… what you’re hauling. And he welcomes you. Yes, he welcomes you to the new union.

Come on in. You seem pretty cool and well-adjusted. And you’re, like, “Oh, I am! Yes, this seems like a safe place for me to… unpack my shit!’

Iliza Schlezinge

Because Adam and I often joke together that this is how it happened with us.

We settled into living together and my mental health took a sudden sharp downturn.

Not because I was unhappy in the relationship, no, the opposite.

Looking back, I think I was finally transitioning out of the survival mode I had been living in for as long as I could remember.

This episode talks about the start of my journey with mental health as I travel it now, seeking awareness and healing rather than trying to suppress and keeping moving to avoid my pain.

We also hear from Adam how he felt, having had no real experience dealing with mental health in a relationship and how he learned to best support me.

If you are struggling and can’t find the light at the end of the tunnel, please feel free to reach out to us, we’re always happy to lend a helping hand where we can.

I have also linked some additional resources for Australia and New Zealand to help you seek professional support.

Remember, depression is a chemical flaw, not a personality one.

Australian Support Information:

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/facts-and-information

New Zealand Support Information:

https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/mental-health-services-where-get-help
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/in-crisis/helplines/

Shower thought of the week: Have you ever thought about the fact that water tastes better when you’re thirsty or dehydrated?

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