Dating a bipolar person
The person that attempts to “limit” the exposure of a Mood Disorder to close friends or loved ones is shooting themselves in the foot.
On the one hand, yes you are insulating them from that side of you.
A person that lives with Bipolar Disorder or Depression comes to learn loss intimately.
I aim to provide you with meaningful tools to help not only the Survivor in your life but allow the supporter to preserve themselves in the process.It is not likely that you will ever truly be able to understand what the other person in the relationship equation experiences either with, or coping with, a Mood Disorder.We naturally look at the situation from our own perspective with preconceptions of what we think is correct.It is entirely unreasonable, and stupid, to think that “I have a Mood Disorder” is just going to wipe the slate on particularly heinous actions.If you do something that has an incredibly negative impact on someone you are close to, chances are good you’re going to hear about it again in the future even after apologies are issued. An apology for your actions is not an apology for living with what you do.