Dating with bipolar
Slowly he began to use my diagnosis of bipolar against me.In his mind, everything I said or did was a result of my mood disorder.My advice to those who live with bipolar disorder and ready to enter the dating world is to make sure you are confident in yourself.Do not assume you are the underdog because you live with a mental health condition.I have learned a lot from men I’ve been romantically involved with—including the ones who have treated me poorly.It is important for people to remember that challenges are inevitable in romantic relationships regardless of if your partner has a mental health condition or not.When I suspected him of cheating, he made me feel as though bipolar prompted delusional ways of thinking.
We live in a society right now that lacks empathy and is void of emotion.
The most empathetic people I know live with bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety.
My dating experiences have opened me up to individuals who are very different from me as well.
In an attempt to mask my vulnerability, I have found that I can be a bit harsh and overly confident in some situations.
Living with bipolar disorder gives you a very different perspective on the world around you. We behave based on what we feel, not necessarily what we know is right or wrong.