My boyfriend recently told me that I should not share my mental health problems with people. He told me that it gives people the wrong ideas about me and that it could possibly lead to being terminated from a job or missing out on a job offer.
I play World of Warcraft, which is a Mass Multiplayer Online Role Play Game (MMORPG). My guild uses an online chat through a program where you can converse and exchange ideas. You build relationships with people and it becomes like a family.
My boyfriend says I shouldn't tell them that I have mental problems, because that projects an incorrect image of me.
He thinks that telling people I have a learning Disorder or a mental Disorder is going to mark me for life as an outcast. That people are going to judge me or belittle me. That it's information people don't need to know, because that isn't the real me.
If that's not part of who or what I am? Then who am I?
To add fuel to the fire, I told him something that he quickly told me to never tell anyone again including him. He stated that he wished I hadn't told him.
I get so frustrated, because he says I can tell him anything but there seem to be these limits I am unaware of.
Limits of things I can tell him, so that when I was there to talk to someone it's usually my gaming friends who don't judge, don't care and/or know what I'm going through. He says I tell them and my best friend, Gordon, everything and that I don't tell him anything. He says that he needs to talk to them to know what is going on with me.
But for crying out loud!!! How can I tell him anything when he shuts me down and tells me to not talk about it, again, to anyone...