Love rollercoaster dating with bipolar disorder
She's now been with her boyfriend for 9 months, but says dating has always been a struggle for her.
' You push yourself away from people because you think you don't deserve a relationship, and you compare yourself to others a lot.' Her current (and first) relationship 'just happened' without any pressure or expectation: ' I just thought we were best friends,' she laughs.
I used to get so caught up in anxiety that I wasn't good enough for the guy, that I'd done something to offend him, or that he was lying to me about how much he cared.
I've worked hard to build my confidence and address some of this anxiety over the last year, but I still struggle at times with texting – the 'what if' train of thought is the worst.' This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the focus for this year is around the importance of good relationships.
It's true that individuals with bi-polar disorder must remain vigilant and their loved ones can be drawn into this care-taker rolebut the experience of living with bi-polar disorder doesn't have to be an interminable roller coaster.
I suspect my fiancee of has bipolar depression Submitted by Mitch on January 14, - 1: And that quickly we found hope and we knew the suffering would begin to end.