I did son’t start seriously dating until halfway through college, after my first bipolar episode. So, i’ve never ever dated some body without the need to address my mood condition at some time. With my relationship that is first the initial couple of months, we tried to cover up my despair. I made it seem like it was just a part of my past, not something I would be battling again and again when it was eventually brought up. I happened to be in denial rather than available to talking about it. I believe that maybe not being available about despair really managed to make it more difficult on us. Now, years later on, my manic depression diagnosis is not a thing we you will need to conceal through the person we date.
Through my experiences these previous couple of years, I’ve created a listing of “do’s” and “dont’s” with regards to my mood condition and dating
1. Don’t assume my thoughts are only some sort of a “bipolar thing. ”
We have a straight to have a range that is wide of without them being evaluated as some feature of the mood condition. I am able to be excited without having to be manic.