His Girlfriend Is Extremely Mentally Ill, And He Can’t Deal With Basically Being Her Parent Anymore

ARMMY PICCA - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

Two years ago, this 20-year-old guy met his 20-year-old girlfriend after being introduced through a friend they shared.

They instantly formed a bond, and after a good amount of flirting on both ends, he decided to ask her out on a date.

When they were still in just the talking stage, his girlfriend mentioned to him that she struggled with a mental illness.

“I understood; I personally had (still do) struggled with my mental health and had family members that did as well,” he explained.

“However, none of it [is] as extreme as her mental illness. In the beginning, she explained that if it’s something I can’t handle, she completely understands.”

He was so captivated by her that he genuinely believed he could handle her mental illness. Sadly, he’s come to realize he was so very wrong.

It’s gotten to a level where he feels more like a parent to his girlfriend than anything else. Every other day, he’s required to stop what he’s doing to swoop in and care for her, as she’s incapable of caring for herself.

Sometimes she’ll call him up screaming and crying amidst a panic attack because she thought he didn’t use the right tone in a text message.

Several months ago, she had another intense panic attack at her own birthday party, as she figured nobody was having a good time, even though he looked around and saw her entire family laughing and smiling.

ARMMY PICCA – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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