The Business of Personal Relationships


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There is nothing more gratifying than being a part of the kind of relationship where both parties contribute.

However, there are few things more difficult for many individuals with a chronic mental illness than starting and maintaining a connection with someone—and having that be a healthy connection.

Things like a lack of time, resources, insight, vulnerability, and other life issues are often the causes of failed relationships for many—let alone someone battling a chronic mental illness.

So, where does that leave those of us managing our chronic mental illness (with the constraints so many of us seem to face)?

In this episode, I tackle how I’ve made progress in my relationships—all kinds of them—and where the ones that I’ve maintained are at today!

I address what it means to be that person who generally needs the help—and getting the help—without leaning too much on my personal relationships!

I share how I won over the kind of people I’ve always wanted in my life, and what each friend I’ve made (and decidedly kept), means to me.


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