Dating someone who has bipolar
So, here are a few things you should know before dating someone with bipolar disorder.Periods of mania and depression can stay for months at a time – meaning we don’t wake up feeling as though we have the world at our feet in the morning, for it to feel as though it’s closing in on us by that evening.It's not impossible, and it can be incredibly loving and rewarding, but it can also be a real challenge.
Of course, everyone suffers and deals with bipolar differently, and there are many different types on the spectrum, with Type 1 and 2 being most common.
Most of us have ups and downs in life, and while we feel all gung-ho on some days, some others may have us feeling lower than usual.
However people with bipolar disorder have much more extreme mood swings that are too intense to be considered normal.
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.
Symptoms of bipolar disorder may appear anytime but are most commonly diagnosed during a person’s late teens or early adulthood, and also tends to run in families.