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Guest LittleNess

So, I am a little who suffers with mental illnesses, I have autism, anxiety and sensory intergration disorder as well as symptoms of depression. I sometimes feel It puts off any potential caregivers,

 

Does any other littles have this problem or is it just me being paranoid again

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I'm going to be honest here and I don't mean to be rude, but there are multiple boards floating around that are about this topic. I have anxiety, depression, pmdd, and PTSD. It isn't unusual in the slightest and most caregivers are fairly well about dealing with it.
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Guest JayRingo77

Taking on the responsibility as a caregiver, in any context, of someone with mental illness is a significant responsibility.  I would read through this thread on the forum and get a look at how caregivers perceive taking on such a person as yourself before personalizing their feelings along side your own and characterizing it as a problem.

 

It's also in how you present your sense of self.  Someone who lays out their diagnoses like a warning label is a put off, even for someone like myself who works in mental health, because it sends the message 'I need another therapist as well as a significant other.'  I don't want to 'work' along side caring for someone.  I hope that's clear....but I can't think of a better way to phrase it.

 

Best of luck in your search for that someone special.

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Literally every little on this forum i've talked to has a mental illness. I think it's very, very common. I personally don't have one, but if you want someone to talk to  you can find enough people on this forum!

 

I understand why it would put off potential caregivers. It can be very hard to deal with a person with mental illnesses such as PTSD or depression.. it's not their fault, nor is it yours, it's just a huuuge responsibility and sometimes it feels like they're talking to a wall or they just can't help their little. It can be very tough for both sides.

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You're not alone. While I have no idea it's like to have ASD, I do have some serious self esteem issues and depression. I've never had a good experience with a guy. Not even my first Daddy. I often find myself worrying that all of my physical and mental imperfections will make it impossible for a man to want to be my caregiver. 

 

I'm optimistic that we'll both find Daddies that are everything that we need to thrive despite everything.

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You are definitly not the only one. I am suffering from bi-polar, ptsd, and severe anxiety issues. Luckily I have a great Daddy (my husband) who totally understands and helps me through it all. If a Daddy is put off because of your mental or even physical illnesses then he is the wrong Daddy for you to have. A true Daddy will understand and be able to help you cope with anything.

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Guest Rose_loves_daddy

You're not alone! I have schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, the list goes on. I feel like littlespace helps me cope with these disorders, and i'm lucky to have a daddy that is very supportive. 

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You're definitely not alone! <3

 

I have Borderline Personality Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder and, while not properly diagnosed, EDNOS (the therapist assumes this stems from my BPD instead of it being a disorder on its own).

 

While it never put off potential partners, it surely made relationships complicated for me. But it never was nothing that an open communication couldn't help. I think honesty is key in any relationship, but with mental illness it's even more important.

 

Little space, for me, is also a way of coping.

It helps keep intrusive thoughts, dissociation and panic attacks at bay.

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