Dating someone with mild bipolar
Nine months into their relationship, he and his girlfriend have moved past the early days of butterflies and uncertainty and have begun developing a true bond, the kind that begins to take hold when you become familiar with each other, learn each other’s rhythms, and begin to truly see each other.
“I try to see the light,” he says, and he believes that one day his girlfriend will overcome her BPD.[People] tend to really like [people with BPD] at first, because they are very intense, and very passionate.But then what comes along with it, a couple of weeks later, is: “Why didn’t you call me back immediately? ” So [people with BPD] get attached very quickly, give [the relationship] their all, but then get disappointed very quickly.As the spouse of a man with bipolar disorder, I am well aware of the life and relationship my children would have if they dated someone with bipolar disorder. Ultimately, you need to let your partner take responsibility for themselves and their illness but sometimes it is up to you to teach them how when they can’t do it.And though I love my husband and the life we have together, I don’t want my son or daughter to get involved with someone who has a mental illness. This can be really taxing on the relationship especially if you also have children. Everything you do and everywhere you go once you are a couple is dictated by the disease and what stage your partner is at.