Having a relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder Now that you know what a bipolar disorder patient’s life looks like, you might wonder how a relationship with such a person will look like in the long run.
Well, the short answer is that it’s going to be different, and certainly not easy.
Here are my suggestions for dealing with a person who is acting out of the ordinary: I think it’s important to point out, however sad it may be, that the disease can affect a person negatively, and your feelings may get hurt.
Try to keep any discussion centered on your feelings about observed behavior. A person with bipolar disorder needs to eat and so do you. If you want to be extravagant, cook the meal for your date. A low point does not automatically lead to serious depression, which calls for a doctor’s intervention.
In fact, I would suggest that you not talk about their disease at all, unless they want to. I am many things, and having bipolar is only one piece. I can’t help but reiterate a person with bipolar disorder that is under treatment wants what every person does. What does one do when the disease really appears to be altering your date’s behavior?
I am currently dating someone who has bipolar disorder.
He's been honest since the beginning about everything. I was just wondering, though, how do I show him I accept him and his disease, that I support him and care about him?
The scene clearly shows how Uxbal is still very much in love with her, but knows that he can’t make it work, mainly because he doesn’t know how to deal with her condition. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness, characterized by extreme mood swings.
For this reason, it was also known as manic-depressive illness, due to the fact that a patient suffering from it tends to oscillate between periods of extreme happiness and hyperactivity (mania state), and periods of feeling low or depressed (depressive state).
Attempting to have a successful relationship with someone who has bipolar isn’t something for the weak-hearted.
Statistics show that 90% of marriages with bipolar individuals tend to end in failure.
I have read several online forums in which some people complain that the person they are dating who has bipolar disorder is moody.
I read recently one description of a bipolar person running hot and cold.
Yes, and they are the same ones for dating a person without any diagnosis of mental illness.