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.However, undesirable things happen to everyone, even people without a mental illness.
by my boyfriend: he manipulated me into questioning my own sanity. We started dating around three years after my diagnosis—when I was just starting to publish my blog and open up about my struggle with mental health.
So imagine that you’ve been seeing a man for a few months, and things are going great.
You like him, you like his friends, you like his moves in the bedroom. Then he sits you down and tells you that he has bipolar disorder.
To ensure that we do not end up drunk dialing someone, or worse, we have to make sure our feelings do not get the best of us. Be prepared for a lot of “When you did X, it made me feel like Y” and, if things get serious, an invitation to couples therapy. People With Bipolar Disorder Get Very Manic And/Or Very Depressed If we fall off in our treatment, experience a traumatic event or our meds stop working, we could go into relapse. We seek out risky behavior that we’d never do in our right mind.
Don’t expect it to look like Dre on “Empire.” A manic episode feels like the most productive, most energetic time in life. A depressive episode, on the other hand, feels like walking through peanut butter.Slowly he began to use my diagnosis of bipolar against me.