Mad? Sad? Glad? People with severe mental illness can’t easily “read” their partner’s feelings; but there may be help
Getting along as a couple in a romantic relationship is never easy, but it's even harder for people struggling with severe mental illness.
One reason for that might be the lack of an important social ability called "social cognition" — the ability to accurately read everyday social cues from partners, such as anger, sadness, frustration or annoyance — say SMU psychologists Amy Pinkham and Lorelei Simpson.