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When a marriage is tested by mental illness

The chronic and often unpredictable course of mental disorders can fray the bonds of love

What happens in a marriage when mental illness hovers like a shadow over the relationship?

A recent article in The Sunday Times featured the tumultuous marriage of a couple with mental illness. It cited a study published two years ago in medical journal JAMA Psychiatry. In that study, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, found that people with certain mental disorders were more likely to end up with partners who were afflicted with mental illness.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2019, with the headline 'When a marriage is tested by mental illness '. Print Edition | Subscribe