Dating with bipolar
These stereotypes shape our perception of mental illness to some extent or in some cases, completely. The signs and symptoms of mental illness can be subtle and hard to pinpoint.
In simple terms, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes severe mood swings. If you are dating someone who has this illness, handling them can be tricky, as you could mistakenly assume they’re having a bad day, are being moody, or having trouble at work.
The fact is, we all have issues, whether you live with bipolar disorder or not.
In my opinion, everyone benefits from getting to know someone who is unlike them.
Wait until you feel comfortable, and believe that the other person deserves to hear about that part of your life.
Know that you are a capable and unique individual who has something special to add to another person’s life.
When I accepted my diagnosis and life with bipolar disorder, I finally found my confident self, but I had to overcome some obstacles to get there.
by my boyfriend: he manipulated me into questioning my own sanity. We started dating around three years after my diagnosis—when I was just starting to publish my blog and open up about my struggle with mental health.
I have learned a lot from men I’ve been romantically involved with—including the ones who have treated me poorly.