Wednesday Wishes: Number Fourteen

Have you ever read one of those “Ten things your guy wished you knew” or “Ten things your mother-in-law would never tell you but thinks you should know” (though in many cases—unfortunately for you, there’s nothing your mother in law wouldn’t tell you). Well I wanted to create a lists of things that those of us who struggle with mental illness wished the rest of the world knew—and hopefully get insight from my support team about what they wish I knew!

Number Fourteen: Please go along with my OCD compulsions and obsessions. I know it’s inconvenient for you to have to pump the gas to an odd number ($12.00 or $12.50 can send me into a panic!). But trust me, I’d rather not have to do it either, but I do.

Now I’m not saying to avoid encouraging treatment, but if I am working on managing my illness and the compulsion only asks for a minor change for you—go Nike and “just do it”. You’ll save me a significant amount of anxiety.

Disclaimer: Not all of these thought will reflect all people, in the same way not all “Ten things your guy wished you knew” would relate to my husband—some will not even relate to me. They are thoughts/concerns/opinions I’ve heard when talking with fellow adventurers along the journey that is mental illness.

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