Dating people with bipolar disorder

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Ending any relationship is difficult, and deciding to end a relationship because of a person’s mental condition only complicates things further. While treatments for bipolar disorder can help control the condition, it will be a constant battle throughout his or her life. Michael Brodsky, medical director of Bridges to Recovery—a crisis stabilization center with several locations in California—said while people with bipolar disorder are known to be creative, charismatic, energetic, and inspirational, they can also be unpredictable, promiscuous, inattentive, and self-focused.

Some of these qualities make it hard on a relationship, so a person must weigh whether he or she wants stability over excitement, he said. Brodsky said there’s no perfect time to end a relationship with someone who is bipolar.

They may respond with more intense anxiety, depression or anger than you expect or they might have been closer to wanting to break it off themselves than you realized, and may react with relief —or denial.”Dr.

Reiss said the nature of the commitment can be a factor in deciding whether to leave.

I would think there would be a HUGE difference between someone getting the right medication/treatment for Bipolar, or those who have learned good coping skills, and those who are untreated or undiagnosed.

I have OCD (fairly severe, when unmedicated), but thanks to therapy (years and years ago) and Prozac I can live completely normally.

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• To change your nickname please use the Change Nickname option available via the Menu, or, use the /nick command.The biggest issue is how easily things switch from "you're perfect" to feeling like you can't do anything right.No matter how hard you try, how much you love them, there are times that they are impulsive and dangerous, and you can't really help.Shes currently engaged to some guy now and shes already cheated on the poor SOB with one of my friends.Kinda feel bad for her fiance, he's got a tough road ahead of him.

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