Dating someone who is bipolar side effects
His response was that I am every thing on his check list very attractive, smart, from a good family, very educated, great to talk with, he likes me, etc.
I never dated someone who was bipolar and not sure how to handle this situation and if I just should walk away. That said, I am a bipolar married to a bipolar--for almost 25 years. I can't even stand to be around myself, much less someone else and I wonder how accepting someone would be of me if they knew I had Bipolar Disorder... Just remember - and this goes for everyone, mental illness or not.It's not unusual for someone unmedicated with this disorder to be up for two or three days straight because their mind and body simply won't let them sleep.How do these symptoms affect the loved ones of these people? Parents, siblings, friends, and co-workers see these individuals pass between depression and mania, and they see what a toll it takes on them.The situation is often the most difficult for the loved ones who live in the same house as the person with Bipolar Disorder.The reason for this is because the sufferer goes through major mood 'spells' and the sufferer himself or herself feels overwhelmed and often feels a loss of control as a result.My advice, even if someone had a diagnosis and is in the midst of an episode, it is not an excuse to treat you poorly or a reason for you to put up with it.
I agree that spending more time with him will help you two get to know one another. Sounds like he is ready to take that step and so are you...another thing you have in common.
Know that if someone's mood appears to change a lot more than yours, they probably have a mood disorder.
Just as Depression is one example of a mood disorder, Bipolar Disorder is another.
I have been dating someone for about four months who is bipolar (medicated and sees a therapist once a week). Anyway- the other day i asked for him for more than what we currently had.
He only admitted it to me this week after I confronted him.. He is definitely going through a maniac phase where he feels the following: I am actually quite attractive on aspects of how his mind works.. Meaning seeing each other more and getting more serious.
However, we both decided to commit more effort and to at least give it a chance since we both like each other. and the following: - Last few months he has created a routine.. And he feels very guilty that I am second to his routine. but I wasn;t sure if this his mania talking or if this had to do with us. that I support his routine and that my intentions are not to change or disrupt it.