Dating someone with bipolar disorder
I think the only thing for me to do when facing my first date jitters is to fearlessly reject the stigma around bipolar and just present the fact as if it were anything else about it. Find Natasha Tracy on her blog, Bipolar Burble, Twitter, Google and Facebook.
Javier Bardem’s character, Uxbal, is dealing with several issues – terminal cancer, a past full of bad decisions, immense guilt and – an ex-wife, Marambra.
Here are some more facts about bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is characterized by the two extreme states of mania and depression, but these can appear in varying degrees, and can sometimes even occur together.
Common signs of a manic stage are: In hypomania, the patient experiences both manic and depressive episodes simultaneously, in which case a combination of these symptoms may appear together.
But then, love is never logical and relationships are always difficult.
Loving someone with bipolar disorder is anything but boring, and that was probably what attracted you in the first place.
It will not do to dwell upon the past or to imagine how things would have been ‘if she didn’t have bipolar.’ Being with a bipolar person will teach you to live in the present moment; enjoy it when it’s good, and wait for it to pass if it isn’t.
For this reason, it was also known as manic-depressive illness, due to the fact that a patient suffering from it tends to oscillate between periods of extreme happiness and hyperactivity (mania state), and periods of feeling low or depressed (depressive state).
Telling someone that you have bipolar early can lead to early dating rejection. Of course, any rejection is negative and this rejection can be more prolific as the person doesn’t even know you before you tell them that you have bipolar.
It might be better to introduce that information after they get to know your middle name.
It is said that bipolar patients consult at least 3-4 doctors and spend about eight years in treatment before they get a proper diagnosis and the right combination of drugs that can help them. Accept that you’ll have to find a new normal At the very outset, you need to acknowledge the fact that your partner is quite different from your exes, and usual relationship guidelines will not apply in your special case.
Accepting this fact and preparing to find a new normal for the two of you is crucial for the relationship to continue.
On the other hand, if someone is going to reject you for an illness that is not your fault and that you didn’t ask for, early rejection isn’t really so bad.