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 Aro77
Joined: 7/16/2005
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Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?Page 1 of 4    (1, 2, 3, 4)
Or would you just think, why bother going there, even if they are nice?

BTW for those people who read way too much into these posts, it's a hypothetical question.
 Danigrl
Joined: 7/9/2005
Msg: 2
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:05:57 PM
depends on what the mental illness was..

This is going to sound so harsh but oh well.. I have enough problems of my own.. NO not mentally.. but to have to take that on too.. well.. if it were a serious serious mental illness.. i would have to say no..
 Summer Teeth
Joined: 6/15/2005
Msg: 3
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:06:22 PM
It would depend on the illness, and it would depend on how long I've known the woman, and how well she deals with it. Too vague of a question to give a specific answer.
 Bobby Ganish
Joined: 11/8/2005
Msg: 4
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:06:32 PM
That depends on how they were taking care of themself and if they are.

I'm into hypothetical sex too.

~The Garnish~
 Artbreaker
Joined: 11/6/2005
Msg: 5
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:06:36 PM
It would depend a lot on the mental illness. A touch of OCD can be charming and endlessly useful. Full blown schizophrenia, not so much. Taking a Touretter home to meet mom could be problematic- but then again, mine's dead.
 jenzagirl
Joined: 12/4/2004
Msg: 6
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:07:43 PM
Your touretter or your mom?
 ThePretender
Joined: 10/15/2005
Msg: 7
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:09:07 PM
Dear "King of Bling", sorry, I'm trying to control my laughter... this is not the place for hypotheticals. How could we possibly read too much into this? Be careful, about insulting your audience, before you "take the stage"...some of these regulars will tear ya a new one. (99.987% are certified crazy)
 imsensual
Joined: 9/7/2005
Msg: 8
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:11:11 PM
I normally wait until the insanity (their or mine) manifests itself, then just build on the craziness of that
 brawnydog
Joined: 8/17/2005
Msg: 9
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:13:09 PM
YIKES!!!!!!! NONONONONONO.......!!!!!!!!!

Run! Forrest! Run!!!!!

One single glimpse of being a psycho....and I'll disappear so fast that I may rip a hole in the atmosphere.

NONONONONONO
 Artbreaker
Joined: 11/6/2005
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Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:20:01 PM
That would be mom- I haven't actually had a Touretter. Maybe that'll be next.
 Suzi_Snowflake
Joined: 10/25/2005
Msg: 11
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:21:22 PM
HELL, NO, I would not get mixed up with a mentally ill person. Life is hard enough without adding that kind of crap to the mix.
 7times
Joined: 10/27/2005
Msg: 12
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:23:11 PM
if she is damn good in bed, loves to give bj's and doesn't mind sex in public.. sure I'll do it well at least till a normal one came around
 _Thisisme_
Joined: 4/17/2005
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Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:27:06 PM
Hypothetically, if he had a lot of money then starting a relationship would be ok if he was close to being committed.

Obsessive/compulsive disorder is fine too if he can't stop buying me gifts.

Seriously, I would really have to consider the nature of the beast. A few disorders can be managed to some extent but no mental disease is easy to live with by any means.
 Bobby Ganish
Joined: 11/8/2005
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Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:28:32 PM
7times - Some of them have trouble letting go. Temporary is not always an option.

~The Garnish~
 GentleHand
Joined: 3/5/2004
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Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:51:12 PM
man thats crazy,

all my OCD is useful, not disabling.
The anxiety is getting old though, I hate anxiety.
depression, well, everyone's depressed.

man, being psychotic is way different then other mental illness's,
so labling all of us mentally deranged a "psycho" is just wrong!
ask my other personality!!

hi, this is barry, what he said is right, u can't label us all psycho's.. ask charles

damnit barry im busy, dont mess with the charles..!!!

ok guys, stfu

back to what i was saying.........
 rainbow_fish
Joined: 8/2/2005
Msg: 16
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:56:48 PM
maybe a friendship if they were not psychotic... or too badly nuerotic but a
romantic interest... hell no
 negative
Joined: 11/8/2005
Msg: 17
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:57:08 PM
The more likely question is would you date someone mentally ill and ugly because anyone attractive and mentally ill has no difficulty finding dates.
 russnl27
Joined: 7/23/2005
Msg: 18
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:57:39 PM
LOL been there done that won't go there again. I THOUGHT I could handle it but she was too out there. Big mistake. Granted sure that there are people out there have a grasp on their illness or whatever they want to call it. But in my case she was like this kid. And as someone who was 24 at the time didn't need that in my life. So RUN B*TCH RUN! lol
 russnl27
Joined: 7/23/2005
Msg: 19
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 12:58:54 PM
Oh and at the time I didn't think much of myself so my opinion of myself was pretty low at the time.
 Bobby Ganish
Joined: 11/8/2005
Msg: 20
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 1:26:10 PM
Done it before and may do it again, it depends. This time I won't be wearing blinders.

If she is off the wall freaky, I will notice pretty quickly. Bobby don't don't play that no more.

~The Garnish~
 Tinkle
Joined: 11/2/2005
Msg: 21
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 6:06:01 PM
It would be hypocritical of me not too. So, yes I would.
 SalexS
Joined: 10/22/2005
Msg: 22
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 6:13:44 PM
I would. If the feelings are there, I would.
 Sniper308
Joined: 10/21/2004
Msg: 23
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 6:22:18 PM
Hell no, which is why I make it a point to avoid women with tattoos and body piercings.
 SunnyMommy
Joined: 10/29/2004
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Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 6:30:36 PM
It would all depend. If they accept the illness and are trying to control it, I would. If they could not accept the illness and tried to hide from the truth and not get the help to control it, then I would not date him. Mental illness can be handled with medications. There is way too much stigma surrounding mental illness and people should really learn more
 going going...
Joined: 3/21/2005
Msg: 25
Would you start a relationship with someone you knew had a mental illness?
Posted: 11/8/2005 6:54:34 PM
Sounds like a nutty idea.
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