Dating bipolar ii
Those people who don't want to be with you because of bipolar disorder, it's not because you're insane or weird or out there.
“We’re distancing ourselves because we’re having trouble trying to understand what's going on inside our heads.”At the same time, it’s important to know that when you’re dating someone who doesn't have a mental illness that they may never understand fully what you’re going through.
Sara was twenty-seven, and what people used to call a wag: smart, quick-witted, encyclopedic.
She could recount every failed Everest expedition in mesmerizing detail -- the sort of a talent I would expect of a rock climber, not someone who'd never gone camping. Then I found out."There's something you should know about me," she said, a couple of hours into the date. I tried to remember if I'd sipped from her drink."I'm bipolar," she said."Good," I replied.
He said, ‘Your disorder’s ruining our relationship.
You’re going crazy.’ I started to doubt myself, like am I going insane?
Bipolar disorder is a misunderstood mental illness that's more common than some people realize. population gets diagnosed, according the National Alliance on Mental Illness, but dangerous myths still persist about people with bipolar disorder, which contribute to a stigma about the illness that is incredibly hard to shake.