Dating a bipolar person
Identify your limits and how you can recharge after the Survivor goes through a rough patch. Demand downtime for yourself for your own mental well-being.4.Living with Bipolar Disorder or Depression is a reason, not an excuse.It is entirely unreasonable, and stupid, to think that “I have a Mood Disorder” is just going to wipe the slate on particularly heinous actions.If you do something that has an incredibly negative impact on someone you are close to, chances are good you’re going to hear about it again in the future even after apologies are issued. An apology for your actions is not an apology for living with what you do.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.
On the one hand, yes you are insulating them from that side of you.At times, the Survivor will behave almost like a different person to the point where you may not recognize their mentality.These are the times we do the most damage to our lives.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.We naturally look at the situation from our own perspective with preconceptions of what we think is correct.