Dating a guy with bipolar disorder

I´m sure some attitudes of the other partner may aggravate it and others make them milder. Must i let him beg for sex…say today i´m busy i cant go ,…So that he values me.

I´m not that way but that does function with bipolars, or do you loose them completely.

At the end of my first date with Sara, she moved in with me. Until that night, we'd only spoken on the phone a few times. By the time the ice in my soda had melted, I'd fallen in love.

We'd gone to a Hollywood hamburger stand and gabbed about bands and writers for four hours.

Then he would hit the "down" side and sink into the depths of depression.

These wild swings put stress on his marriage and threatened to run his family's finances into the ground.

Haltzman is clinical assistant professor in the Brown University department of psychiatry and human behavior.

He's also medical director of NRI Community Services in Woonsocket, R. and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women.

She could recount every failed Everest expedition in mesmerizing detail -- the sort of a talent I would expect of a rock climber, not someone who'd never gone camping. Then I found out."There's something you should know about me," she said, a couple of hours into the date. I tried to remember if I'd sipped from her drink."I'm bipolar," she said."Good," I replied.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.The word ‘manic’ is incredibly daunting, and possibly not the best word to describe the actual symptoms.From a distance, I'd seen how much energy it took Nyla to keep her episodes under control: weekly doctor's visits, blood tests, complicated regimens of medications.And yet for all their problems, my bipolar buddies had always kept things interesting.There are common misconceptions surrounding what to expect when you have a friend or partner with bipolar disorder.

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