Dating a bipolar boyfriend

I am hoping by posting this I will help someone else before they subject themselves to the pain that many of us have or are still enduring by loving someone with the terrible illness.

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"It was an absolutely normal courtship," he recalls. During his "up" or hypomanic states, he would spend huge sums of money he didn't have.

“You’re like, bipolar,” my ex-boyfriend once told me. My moods were extreme, and at the good old age of 20, he wasn’t much help in the situation due to his lack of understanding.

I would tell him to shut up and say he was rude for saying that. And although a lot of things began to make sense, it killed a part of my self-esteem. In the grand scheme of things, my ex and I both took part in the failure of our relationship.

I had a child and I wasn’t about to subject her to something I knew little about.

He wrote me back an e-mail which made me feel horribly guilty.

You have just shown a person who believes they aren’t lovable that they can, in fact, be loved. You’ll realize our laugh is contagious, and we always want you to feel the extremes with us. Sometimes we sit there in our lonesome, and we become a person a you won’t recognize.

We want to take that feeling all the way to the top of a mountain, and we want to feel your heart race with ours. Suddenly, we stop taking care of ourselves, and you will notice.

After our first date he was honest and told me he had been diagnosed with biopolar ii disorder and was taking medication.

I immediately thanked him for his candor and told him I wasn’t interested.

Every girl who is looking for her Prince Charming always envisions a tall, dark and handsome man.

Few descriptions of this person ever describe his mental condition; however, psychology tells us that if a person is tall, dark and handsome, the halo effect that we ascribe to him will automatically include intelligence, wit and mental stability.

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