Out of the blue, our relationship became difficult and we are hardly communicating now.
When we last spoke I said that I understand the need for space, but I’m afraid my partner will just completely let go of me.
I’ve also recorded a video on Youtube going over this article along with some additional insights.
Watch it right here: Obviously I don’t know your exact situation. Before we continue, you might be interested in my free “BPD Cheat Sheet” guide: Once you read through the points I make below, be sure to check your email and read that guide.
So, here are a few things you should know before dating someone with bipolar disorder.Few descriptions of this person ever describe his mental condition; however, psychology tells us that if a person is tall, dark and handsome, the halo effect that we ascribe to him will automatically include intelligence, wit and mental stability.(If you are unfamiliar with the halo effect, it simply means that a person with one good quality is seen to have many good qualities.)Few, if any women will ever achieve this perfect vision in their real lives.All relationships are unique in my opinion, and this includes BPD relationships. Most of my relationship experience comes from dating BPD and Bipolar women.I believe you’ll find the book useful for your situation. Arming yourself with the knowledge of what Borderlines and Bipolar individuals want in a relationship will set you on a new path. I’m not a big fan of the mainstream media, which includes the relationship advice you find on these big branded websites.Periods of mania and depression can stay for months at a time – meaning we don’t wake up feeling as though we have the world at our feet in the morning, for it to feel as though it’s closing in on us by that evening.Again, we’re not constantly at one of two extremes – there are also periods of feeling ‘normal’, which allow us to process things more sensibly, and think clearly.Remember, everyone is different, and these steps may not all apply to your new beau.There are common misconceptions surrounding what to expect when you have a friend or partner with bipolar disorder.Mania often means we’re thinking about things at a fast pace, having ‘great ideas’ every other second and thinking we can rule the world. For example, doing things like getting tattoos or piercings that we may not have thought about beforehand or spending a lot of money.Navigating any romantic relationship -- whether it's dating or marriage -- can be a tricky endeavor.