Dating someone with bipolar forum


17-Jun-2015 16:57

There are common misconceptions surrounding what to expect when you have a friend or partner with bipolar disorder.Of course, everyone suffers and deals with bipolar differently, and there are many different types on the spectrum, with Type 1 and 2 being most common.The lows that bipolar offers are not simply a day of not wanting to get out of bed.They can last for long periods of time and can make us feel as though there is no point to life.Mania doesn’t mean we’re going crazy, that we’re going to do something absolutely absurd or that we’re going to get violent or be incredibly nasty to you.Mania often means we’re thinking about things at a fast pace, having ‘great ideas’ every other second and thinking we can rule the world. For example, doing things like getting tattoos or piercings that we may not have thought about beforehand or spending a lot of money.Again, we’re not constantly at one of two extremes – there are also periods of feeling ‘normal’, which allow us to process things more sensibly, and think clearly.The word ‘manic’ is incredibly daunting, and possibly not the best word to describe the actual symptoms.

They can be accompanied by tearfulness, suicidal thoughts and feelings of guilt.

There’s a chance you won’t actually notice whether we’re feeling high or low – because many of us have learned how to cover it with ease as a way to avoid talking about it.