before you date a girl with a mental illness, remember: saying, “you’re beautiful” won’t balance the chemicals in her brain.
and don’t fucking say, “i’ll be here for you, no matter what,” if you don’t mean it.
don’t think you’re fixing her by saying, “i love you.” because you’re not
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This goes for all genders of folks who have a mental illness. You can be a good Safe Place for your partner, but you will not be their magic cure. And that’s okay. Just be there for them whenever you can. It’s all you can do, and that by itself goes a long, long way.