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I want to have a conversation with my boyfriend about my mental health but I’m not the best at wording things and I’m not sure how to go about it without scaring him off with all of my diagnoses

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    • rj.crow

      802d

      Write yourself a script. When you start the conversation, tell him you’re not great with words, and see if he’s willing to also work off of that script. That’s what I did with my boyfriend a few weeks into our relationship, and while he felt a little weird about it, I was able to tell him what I deal with and how I cope with it, and he understood pretty easily. We’ve been together for almost 3 years now and have used the script method to deal with difficult topics on a few occasions.

    • rj.crow

      802d

      Write yourself a script. When you start the conversation, tell him you’re not great with words, and see if he’s willing to also work off of that script. That’s what I did with my boyfriend a few weeks into our relationship, and while he felt a little weird about it, I was able to tell him what I deal with and how I cope with it, and he understood pretty easily. We’ve been together for almost 3 years now and have used the script method to deal with difficult topics on a few occasions.

    • Pluto707

      802d

      I’m really bad at words too. I find that writing things down to get the wording right beforehand REALLY helps. That’s also why I prefer to text as opposed to in person or over the phone conversations. —Kaminari Denki, fictive/imprint alter of the Pluto System

    • jammor

      802d

      You can't scare the right one off!!! And off you did then they aren't for you. If they can't handle you at your worst they sure don't deserve you at your best!!!

    • Otterotie

      802d

      If what you're dealing with scares him off, then you deserve to have better honey. You deserve someone that will support you in your hardships just as much as they smile with you during your best. Your mental health comes first, and it is never anything to be ashamed of.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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