• 10 things you only know if you're a student living in halls in the run up to Christmas

    4 days ago - By Metro

    December 2011 spent with my uni family
    Christmas is a time to spend with loved ones and family.
    What your mentally ill partner really wants - and needs - from you
    But if you're at university this may well be your student halls family.
    You might not be blood relatives, but once you've bonded over a shared kebab at 3am, there really is no going back.
    Christmas in halls means doing all the things you'd normally do with your real family in the run up to Christmas, but much, much worse... Read the full story
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  • What your mentally ill partner really wants - and needs - from you

    What your mentally ill partner really wants - and needs - from you

    4 days ago - By Metro

    Dating anyone involves a certain amount of nonsense.
    It's one of those ridiculous things that humans do and then make a big mess of and then do again. Don't ask me to explain it.
    Dating someone with a mental illness is a whole different set of nonsense.
    Not the nonsense that the media will have you believe. Movies and TV shows have stitched us up pretty royally in this department. We won't burn down your house or chase you around a nightclub trying to kill you. That's The Terminator. You're thinking of The Terminator.
    No, your mentally ill partner isn't a bomb waiting to go off, they just...
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