Dating bipolar guy
Fast forward six years: we were madly in love and engaged, then married.
One year after that, my husband came home after work, sat down at the kitchen table, and told me he wanted a divorce. A few months after that, he was diagnosed with Bipolar 2, and our marriage was in for a hell of a ride.
I go on four-mile runs a few times a week, write, read novels, and talk to my girlfriends and my mom.
This means a huge part of bipolar is that, when your partner most needs help, they will be least likely to look for or accept it.On the top bunk I woke early, thinking of weddings: the one where we met, the one I saw in our future.Thoughts raced to whether our kids would have her blue eyes, or my brown.Throw "should" out the door and accept what "is."You 'shouldn't' have to be sad a lot, right? People with cancer, pain disorders, lost jobs and broken hearts "shouldn't" have to suffer either. When you love someone with bipolar, you have to stop listening to the "shoulds," and think about what really IS and what works for you.If helping your partner manage their medications makes you feel better and keeps them more balanced, great.