Hope dated several men after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder II in 2004, but none of the relationships lasted long enough to make her mental health an issue. Bipolar disorder can become an issue from the very start of a relationship.When you first meet someone you like, it's natural.If you're sexually active, they make you feel like a million bucks with all the sex you can handle.
They will justify the upset they feel with the child/children and by the same token feel remorse for their outburst which may include physical abuse.
They will tell you that the child/children know how to push their buttons and that they do it willfully.
You feel that with all they have given you in this relationship, the least you can do is help as much as you can.
And you might even have a thought that you hope you can be instrumental in helping him/her before that kind of anger should ever be turned onto you.
They will tell you over and over that you are their savior and you wonder why this incredible person hasn't already found the love of his/her life.
And you are thanking your lucky stars for the relationship.
They are very thoughtful, bring you wonderful presents and you're sure they are the masters at thoughtfulness. Early in the relationship there's very little that you can find that's wrong with the relationship.
They are very accommodating and it's OK for you to be the boss. The manic depressive enjoys doing things with you and you languish the feeling of being needed.
Dating certainly comes with its emotional highs and lows.
You can be singing the praises of that new person in your life one minute and then stressing about something.
Bipolar Disorder forum community support group at e Health Forum A bipolar blogger shares her personal experience with dating & bipolar disorder.