Dating bipolar advice
Bipolar disorder is a part of me, and I am not ashamed of my condition, in fact, it is the opposite, I embrace it.
However, dating—when you live with a mental health condition—can be complicated: You have self-doubt, you question yourself, and mainly you assume you are the underdog in romantic relationships.
We’ve been through all that therapy, and we’ve spent more than one session learning how to regulate our emotions.
It makes us feel very intense negative feelings, and they are usually about ourselves.
Moreover, when we feel bad, we have bad thoughts and might want to do bad things, like polish off a whole bottle of liquor, call up our ex, or get behind the wheel while in an agitated state.
Slowly he began to use my diagnosis of bipolar against me.
In his mind, everything I said or did was a result of my mood disorder.