Tips for dating a bipolar person
It was a change I didn’t expect, but I learned how to roll with it.Sometimes the best you can do in life is go with the flow.Most people with bipolar disorder experience long periods of stability where they’re neither depressive nor manic and I learned to simply enjoy those times without a looming sense of dread hanging over our heads. You can’t force someone to seek help, no matter how badly they need it.
No matter what you do, you can never make another person happy, and while that’s hard to accept, it’s not personal.I searched obsessively for ways to help him recognize his moods and ways to reassure him about medications and their side effects, but nothing I said convinced him in the slightest.You can go in with good intentions to help your partner when he’s struggling, if he doesn’t choose to get treatment and help himself, there’s usually nothing you can do about it.If he was sulking in the bed, me sitting next to him was more of a bother to him than a help.I dedicated myself to ensure that my own happiness wasn’t sacrificed as I worked to increase his. You have to keep your own life going even when your partner’s is stalled.