Mental Illness in Marriage: For Better or For…

Mental Illness in Marriage: For Better or For…

When a couple says “I do,” often they do not anticipate the possibility of mental illness in their relationship. While marriage can be an amazing and wonderful experience, it can be challenging, especially if adding psychological disorders to the mix. It is important to understand that your attitude and behavior play a vital role in helping your spouse through their illness, and you will likely see improvement over time, but just as important is your attitude and behavior regarding your own physical and mental well-being. If you or someone you know is married to someone struggling with mental illness, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

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Anson Service is a doctor of clinical psychology and a licensed clinical mental health counselor. He and his wife recently celebrated their 21st anniversary and have three boys. He is the founder of Adventure Psychological Services that focuses on counseling all ages and helping students of all ages succeed in school. Learn more at

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