When I got married at the age of twenty-four, I never imagined I’d be looking back at our past ten years of marriage with the realization that our love has survived mental illness.
But the reality of mental illness is that it doesn’t discriminate. Like cancer, it strikes without warning. Like cancer, it’s life-changing. Like cancer, it tests the strength of the important relationships in your world. It’s ruthless and heartless, and at times I felt as though I were drowning and I’d never come up for air.
I met my husband when I was nineteen years old. We dated [Read more...]