I did son’t begin seriously dating until halfway through college, after my first bipolar episode. Therefore, i’ve never ever dated some body and never having to deal with my mood condition at some time. With my very first relationship, for the initial month or two, I attempted to full cover up my despair. I made it seem like it was just a part of my past, not something I would be battling again and again when it was eventually brought up. I happened to be in denial rather than available to talking about it. I do believe that perhaps perhaps perhaps not being available about despair really managed to make it much harder on us. Now, years later on, my disorder that is bipolar diagnosis not a thing we attempt to conceal through the individual we date.
These past few years, I’ve created a list of “do’s” and “dont’s” when it comes to my mood disorder and dating through my experiences
1. Don’t assume my thoughts are simply some type of a “bipolar thing. ”
I’ve a directly to have an extensive variety of thoughts without them being evaluated as some function of the mood condition. I could be excited without having to be manic. I will be down without having to be depressed. I could be annoyed without one being as a result of the “irritability” feature of manic depression. (more…)