Ep. 59: Help! I’m in love with a crazy person!

March 7, 2017

What is "crazy" and when is it really a problem?

There is a difference between an exasperated "I'm going to kill myself" as an emotional hostage situation and real suicidal tendencies and thoughts.

How do you know when help is needed and when life is just messy that moment? Is it a pattern of behavior or an isolated incidence? What do you define as your "acceptable crazy?"

You can't take care of yourself if you don't know which personality you're waking up to. And if you're in a relationship with someone who needs help and don't say anything, you can be adding to the problem.

In a relationship, you still have to remember "I'm here for me." If there's hope or light in the relationship, then fight for it, but you have to be first in your own life.

If you don't love yourself first, how can you have enough to give love to someone else?

People often point out mental health issues in their partners that they themselves have.

Speak to friends and mentors about what's going so you can start to gauge what's a serious concern and what isn't.

Chloé  uses the term "spiraling" to signal to Jacob when things need to change, and we give some phrases that have worked for us without being loaded statements.

 

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