Dating a bipolar person
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.
At times, the Survivor will behave almost like a different person to the point where you may not recognize their mentality.
This document is aimed toward the person living with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and their respective loved ones.Many people feel they should not have to apologize for their actions while unwell. A person should apologize because they caused problems or pain for someone they cared about.Personally, I refuse to ever apologize for BEING Bipolar but I will apologize for things I do while I’m in the extremes of the Disorder.4.That generally equates to skipped appointments, missed dosages, lack of mood monitoring, and so on.A Survivor will not get well with a lazy approach.6.
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.