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When you are together with the person you are dating, find other things to talk about, like art or music or movies or really anything other than the disease. There may be times in which you find them behaving unreasonably or even in a bizarre fashion.
Don’t talk about their medication regimen or other aspects of their treatment, unless they want to. All I can do is relate my experience and personal knowledge. However, I am a Certified Peer Specialist in mental health, and I have been trained in how to relate to other people with mental illness.
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I’m glad there are so many people interested in this topic. Are there rules for dating a person with bipolar disorder?
If you date someone with bipolar disorder and they’re doing well, they’ll pretty much be just like any other guy you would date: they’ll tease you when you snore, roll their eyes when you want to watch “The Haves and Have Nots,” and, hopefully, scramble you some eggs after sex.
The point is, people with mental illness work, play and live out their lives just like so-called “normal” people. We Spend A Lot Of Time In Our Heads You will never know how much time we spend overthinking about something you said at dinner last Tuesday. However, that does not mean that you shouldn’t speak freely.
Having one does not mean that a person is not worth the effort required in forming a romantic relationship. If you are dating a person who tells you they have bipolar disorder, you should feel honored they shared that information. I dated a man for eight or nine months and told him my diagnosis only to have him abandon me, leaving my life without a trace even though I was completely stable during our time together.
However, undesirable things happen to everyone, even people without a mental illness.
We’ve been through all that therapy, and we’ve spent more than one session learning how to regulate our emotions.
So say what you mean and how you feel, and we’ll figure out how to react.
In other words, the person with the disorder seemed quite close and caring and affectionate one day.
The next, they were distant and curt and even mean. Please, don’t ever ask the person with bipolar disorder whether or not they are taking their medicine as prescribed nor if their symptoms are flaring up.
And it turns out that two aspects of such treatment include support and companionship, which you should give to any significant other.