12-05-2019 03:42 PM
I'm new here.
I need some advice on how to tell my family about my partner.
We have been together for almost a year and he suffers from Bipolar Disorder and BPD. He also struggles with drug (illegal) dependency. I have a feeling that my dad is aware of my partner's issues, however I have not discussed it with him. I recently had a breakdown due to not looking after myself whilst caring for my partner. I now feel like I should tell my dad, who also suffers from mental health and was drug dependant. I know that he would understand and it would be helpful but at the same time I dont want my dad to judge my partner in any way because of it.
I just need some advice on how to start the conversation.
Thanks in advance.
13-05-2019 08:11 PM
Welcome to the forum @NUGGET, disclosure can be difficult but it's important for your self-care to build a strong support network. Is there something that your partner and father bond over? Perhaps that may be a great icebreaker to lead into the discussion.
18-05-2019 01:58 PM
@Ali11 Thats a great idea. Thanks I definetly can think of a few things.
18-05-2019 04:47 PM
You're welcome @NUGGET, hope you're enjoying your weekend Let us know how you go with starting that conversation
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