Bipolar people and dating
Make sure to figure out how much bipolar disorder affects your date's life. Does he take it regularly, or does he complain about how hard it is to remember to take it?Is he in therapy, or does he deny that he has a problem?Therefore, make sure not to guilt your date into staying up too late or eating a full box of chocolate with you.You may even want to suggest that the two of you take a walk or play a sport together in order to keep his symptoms of bipolar disorder at bay.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.Similarly, realize that people with bipolar disorder often need some personal space, and it is not a reflection on their relationship with other people (including you).
Everyone you date and care about is bound to live through some bad stuff.Similarly, realize that certain actions have a high likelihood of making bipolar symptoms worse.These include irregular sleep patterns, unhealthy eating, lack of exercise, and consumption of alcohol and caffeine.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.
So imagine that you’ve been seeing a man for a few months, and things are going great.