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To My Husband Who Supports My Mental Health Recovery

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Dear Alex,

I love you. But please don’t try to fix me. Just listen when I am hurting. Hold me when I am scared. Let me have my small joys when I am troubled. I know it is hard to feel helpless, but you are needed. You can’t do some of the things the medicine, doctors and therapists do, but you are much more important. I can list the things I want and don’t want to you if I am unable to make decisions. I trust you more than anyone and believe you will keep to my wishes. I know you didn’t sign up for this. I didn’t have a diagnosis when we got married. I had a psychotic break when we were married for seven years and it is over 20 now. I am so proud and happy we have been able to get through this and are managing well.


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Originally published: February 22, 2017
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