Dating someone with bipolar disorder tips
Here are my suggestions for dealing with a person who is acting out of the ordinary: I think it’s important to point out, however sad it may be, that the disease can affect a person negatively, and your feelings may get hurt.
Only you can decide whether to continue dating an individual with the disorder.
We want intimacy, understanding, and ultimately, love.
Having stated what I consider obvious, I’ll give some thought to what many see as the difficulties of dating a person with bipolar disorder.
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I’m glad there are so many people interested in this topic. Are there rules for dating a person with bipolar disorder?
But the problem with this doesn't always have to do with you, it has to do with the fact that we sometimes don't address our issues ourselves. We don't always explain to you our condition, and because of that, you unfortunately get pushed to the side when we need you the most. Tell us you notice our beautiful soul on our darkest day.
Tell us we shine when we're curled up in our bed unable to talk, touch, kiss, feel you.
We need you to know that when we have these days, weeks or even months during which our moods are uncontrollably solemn, we just need you nearby. We need you to say, "I love you." We need to hear you tell us our feelings don't define us, and that you'll be there to get us through.
Try to keep any discussion centered on your feelings about observed behavior. A person with bipolar disorder needs to eat and so do you. If you want to be extravagant, cook the meal for your date. A low point does not automatically lead to serious depression, which calls for a doctor’s intervention.
In fact, I would suggest that you not talk about their disease at all, unless they want to. I am many things, and having bipolar is only one piece. I can’t help but reiterate a person with bipolar disorder that is under treatment wants what every person does. What does one do when the disease really appears to be altering your date’s behavior?
Yes, and they are the same ones for dating a person without any diagnosis of mental illness.
Here’s my list of rules for dating a person with bipolar disorder: Again, I don’t think this list is exclusive to dating a person who has bipolar disorder. A person with bipolar disorder wants what any other person does from a romantic relationship.