I aim to provide you with meaningful tools to help not only the Survivor in your life but allow the supporter to preserve themselves in the process.It is not likely that you will ever truly be able to understand what the other person in the relationship equation experiences either with, or coping with, a Mood Disorder.As an adult with bipolar disorder, it is a big part of who I am. I take daily medication and visit a doctor every 8 weeks, and I will do so for the rest of my life.
Here is some advice on how to tell the guy you’re dating that you are bipolar. You don’t want to bring it up while he’s driving to an outing with friends, or right before you go to bed. This is the part which makes me most uncomfortable, but it also shows me if a man is worth keeping. He could read up on the disorder and find out that it is completely manageable.
Have this conversation in the privacy of your own home, where you feel comfortable speaking without interruption. Don’t hand him a generic flyer on bipolar disorder from your doctor’s office. Tell him that you will require daily medication, like billions of other Americans. Your guy may need a few days or weeks to process the fact that you have bipolar disorder. On the flip side, based on his reaction, you may not want him around.
Unfortunately, many Survivors fail to realize how negative their actions are due to how warped their perception is from what they live with.5.
You can only help someone that wants to help themselves.
It is a constant battle in our mind to try and avoid tearing our lives, loves, and friendships down to the foundation. We will periodically lose that battle and burn bridges.
It is an unavoidable fact of living with a mood disorder or mental illness.Her goal is to enable women to value themselves above all else and find happiness in this great big world.A person that lives with Bipolar Disorder or Depression comes to learn loss intimately.We naturally look at the situation from our own perspective with preconceptions of what we think is correct.I promise you- there will eventually come a point where the Survivor in the relationship will do something so mind-boggling that it laughs in the face of the person you know and love.Counter-balancing against those acts requires an honest perception of oneself and the reality of the situation.1.