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When asked out on a date, or talking to someone you’re interested in, when is the right time to explain your GAD? What tips do you have to explain it in ways someone will understand and respect?

Response from Debra Kissen, PhD:

Debra Kissen, PhDWhen it comes to divulging personal information when you’re dating, there’s no need to rush. Like all other processes, dating takes time. So take your time in sharing any details, whether they're about your medical or mental health history, finances, or political views.

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