There’s sadness, the literal inability to pull ourselves out of bed, tearfulness, and a lack of concentration.
If you date someone with bipolar disorder long enough, you might have to see them through an episode.
Bipolar disorder is a part of me, and I am not ashamed of my condition, in fact, it is the opposite, I embrace it.
However, dating—when you live with a mental health condition—can be complicated: You have self-doubt, you question yourself, and mainly you assume you are the underdog in romantic relationships.
So say what you mean and how you feel, and we’ll figure out how to react.
Chances are, we either know how to handle it, or we are working on it. We Are Going To Need To Talk About Our Feelings People with mood disorders — bipolar, depression, borderline personality, anxiety and others — have learned that holding in our feelings is bad.
There is a treatment for a bipolar episode, things to make the person feel better.
And it turns out that two aspects of such treatment include support and companionship, which you should give to any significant other.
Slowly he began to use my diagnosis of bipolar against me.
In his mind, everything I said or did was a result of my mood disorder.
It makes us feel very intense negative feelings, and they are usually about ourselves.
Moreover, when we feel bad, we have bad thoughts and might want to do bad things, like polish off a whole bottle of liquor, call up our ex, or get behind the wheel while in an agitated state.
When I suspected him of cheating, he made me feel as though bipolar prompted delusional ways of thinking.