Relationships are challenging for anyone, healthy or not, but for someone battling a mental health condition, that illness can often hinder more than help, especially before it is diagnosed and aren’t aware of what’s going on.

adult-1867535_1920It’s easy when you are suffering from a mental illness to believe that you don’t deserve someone’s affection or that you are simply too much to deal with. Fortunately, that belief is untrue. You are absolutely worthy of love, even on your worst day. Just because you have been diagnosed with a mental illness doesn’t mean that you should deny yourself love or happiness.

Mental illnesses have been stigmatising for so long that it has become ingrained within us to have a negative reaction to it. Just because you have been diagnosed with a mental illness doesn’t mean that you should deny yourself love or happiness. It takes time, treatment and acceptance to manage mental health, but it doesn’t make you “crazy”. Don’t let anyone bully you into thinking that it does. Some days are better than others, but guess what? It’s the same for perfectly healthy people too.

Just because you have been diagnosed with a mental illness doesn’t mean that you should deny yourself love or happiness. Struggling with mental health doesn’t make us unlovable. Perfection is not a requirement for love and if it was, no one on the planet would be worthy of it.

Perfection is not a requirement for love and if it was, no one on the planet would be worthy of it.

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