Dating someone who has bipolar

26 Mar

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.If you are currently dating someone with bipolar disorder, you may struggle with a number of challenges like how you can support him or her while still caring for yourself.

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.

It can be difficult to find good resources on the subject.

Much of what is online is anecdotal and often badly misinformed.

After all, is it the person who is bipolar, or is it the relationship?

Regardless of these semantic problems, let’s go with the first definition and discuss the issues that arise in relationships with people who have bipolar disorder.