Story on Unhealthy Relationships

Every “I Love You” Isn’t Real

LLP: This young author shares her story on dealing with an unhealthy relationship that led to anxiety attacks and depression. As her letter shows, you too can get out. 


Most people think that it is easy to just jump into a relationship. No, not at all. It isn’t easy. Trust me, I know. You have to be friends before anything. I see a majority of people now today just switching boyfriends more than they change their clothes. 

In a relationship, your spouse should make you or, at least, try to help you better yourself.

I myself used to be a victim until I realized I can do better, way better. Even my peers could see that. I was in a relationship for 4 years. I was suffering from depression and anxiety attacks; I didn’t realize it until my boyfriend and I both started going to therapy and [my therapist] stated my mental, physical and emotional illnesses.

For the last [bit], I’ve been cheated on and lied to. I had no clue and all I was doing was being a good girlfriend.

But I’m actually glad that I am out of the predicament because I am a much better person and I’m back and I’m better now.

-I know how you feel.


Do you know anyone dealing with unhealthy relationships? Please share this with them. You can submit your own story on The Love Letter Project. Feel free to learn more about our #DearAnxiousYouth campaign with Children’s Mental Health Matters. You can also read more stories on relationships here and anxiety here