Bipolar dating problems
I know this intellectually; but I forget it instantly when I'm suffering.What I need the most when I'm going through an episode is to hear that there is hope somewhere down the line.
He didn't understand me, which is okay, I'm hard to understand at times, but he was only trying to "fix" me and didn't bother listening when I tried telling him depression runs deeper than a self-help video and writing down some personal goals.Creativity runs rampant through bipolar blood, and bipolar eyes see the world in a unique and fascinating way.And because we've known what it's like to struggle, we are generous with our empathy.If you can establish the rapport necessary for the bipolar person to open up and show you what's really inside, I think you'll be surprised.It's a dangerous disease – never underestimate suicidal ideation – but Lord knows, it has its benefits.There's an excitement about not ever being able to predict the emotional weather; but it calls on all your relationship skills.
So here are a few tips on how to "handle" a bipolar person, chosen simply because they reflect how I myself would like to be treated.1) Don't try to argue a depressed person into cheerfulness.
But then, simplicity is not what you fell in love with in the first place, is it? Most likely you were attracted to the volatility, the edginess, the uncertainty.
Loving someone who's bipolar means loving a panoply of characters: the girl who's overcast one morning and the one who's radiant by mid-afternoon.
What I need help on is how to get him to recognize that it's the disorder not him and that we shouldn't end things just because his disorder blurs and twists reality. But its been 6 months of not knowing anything from her.
I just want him to know that I love and will never leave him because of his disease and to how do get him to believe me U cant, i tried and pleaded and begged. God is helping me and i still pray 4 her to get better. And being away from her is the only right thing 2 do if I value myself.
All the men I've ever adored have asked me about my illness with genuine curiosity.