I did son’t begin seriously dating until halfway through college, after my first episode that is bipolar. So, i’ve never ever dated somebody and never have to address my mood disorder at some time. With my relationship that is first the initial month or two, we attempted to cover up my despair. With regards to had been fundamentally raised, we managed to get appear to be it had been simply an integral part of my past, not at all something i might be fighting over repeatedly. I became in denial and never ready to accept talking about it. I do believe that maybe maybe perhaps not being available about despair really managed to make it much harder on us. Now, years later on, my manic depression diagnosis is not a thing we attempt to conceal through the individual we date.
These past few years, I’ve created a list of “do’s” and “dont’s” when it comes to my mood disorder and dating through my experiences
1. Don’t assume my thoughts are only some sort of a “bipolar thing. ”
I have a directly to enjoy a wide variety of feelings without them being examined as some function of a mood condition. I am able to be excited without having to be manic. I could be down without having to be depressed. I am able to be annoyed without it being as a result of “irritability” feature of manic depression. (さらに…)