It is an unavoidable fact of living with a mood disorder or mental illness.
This document is aimed toward the person living with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and their respective loved ones.
Bipolar disorder can be tough for the person affected; some people learn to control it, some don't, but it's important to understand how they're affected and how you can help them.
Dating someone with bipolar is no different to dating anyone else.
I will attempt to provide meaningful information for the loved ones and friends that are watching a special person in their life go through this.
Watching a child, spouse, relative, or good friend traverse the spectrum of Bipolar Disorder or Depression can be incredibly painful.
In both cases, ‘up states’ are usually followed by down or depressive periods, although the balance of up to down varies from each individual.
Therefore, we want to minimize the potential damage by developing an understanding of ourselves and how we affect our loved ones.This is coming from a bi-polar girl, so I'm not just talking out of my arse.You have to have a great deal of patience and understanding to be in a relationship with a bi-polar individual.These steps should hopefully help you feel a little more confident and put aside any worries you may have.Remember, everyone is different, and these steps may not all apply to your new beau.