My mental illnesses have had a huge impact on my relationships - some relationships it has destroyed and others it has fortified beyond belief - and my life in general: I have periods of time where I can't function and then months and months where I work as a teacher and live normally.
My biggest supporters have been my husband and my best friends - they are loyal and honest to a fault, and have been there when I have been in the depths of despair.
My hope for the future is the dark times become shorter and fewer. I dream of being well enough to start a family.
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