Somewhere in the Midwest, without telling the kids or his employer or anyone else where he was going, he simply got out at a gas station and walked away. Her condition was rooted in a childhood depression that began when her father died suddenly of stomach cancer. Then came her diagnosis, and years of experimenting with different psychiatric drugs until her doctors found the magic combination.
So imagine that you’ve been seeing a man for a few months, and things are going great.
Still, many couples in which a significant other is bipolar are able to make it work.
Trust, sharing, communication, loyalty, intimacy, and the flexibility to change and grow over time, are typical hallmarks of a healthy relationship.
Here’s a good article if you’re spending your Saturday night on the Internet: Bipolar Disorder and Dating.
Bipolar World offers some cautions and concerns for both the bipolar and non-bipolar partners, including this: Another consideration for those with bipolar disorder and dating is when one should tell the potential partner that they have bipolar disorder. In my experience it is not something that you want to divulge at the very beginning.
I’ve also recorded a video on Youtube going over this article along with some additional insights.
Watch it right here: Obviously I don’t know your exact situation. Before we continue, you might be interested in my free “BPD Cheat Sheet” guide: Once you read through the points I make below, be sure to check your email and read that guide.
All relationships are unique in my opinion, and this includes BPD relationships. Most of my relationship experience comes from dating BPD and Bipolar women.
I believe you’ll find the book useful for your situation. Arming yourself with the knowledge of what Borderlines and Bipolar individuals want in a relationship will set you on a new path. I’m not a big fan of the mainstream media, which includes the relationship advice you find on these big branded websites.
As Fredrik Ecklund states in his great book The Sell, the world today is much different than it was just 5 years ago.
At the end of my first date with Sara, she moved in with me. Until that night, we'd only spoken on the phone a few times. By the time the ice in my soda had melted, I'd fallen in love.
Relationships can be a challenging even under the most ideal circumstances.