Take my friend Jerome, hired one summer to drive a van full of rich and annoying European teenagers across the country. I didn't hear Sara's story until later, but it didn't have many funny parts.
Somewhere in the Midwest, without telling the kids or his employer or anyone else where he was going, he simply got out at a gas station and walked away. Her condition was rooted in a childhood depression that began when her father died suddenly of stomach cancer. Then came her diagnosis, and years of experimenting with different psychiatric drugs until her doctors found the magic combination.
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.
Knowing the power behind humor, his motto is: “humor gives help, hope and healing.” Chato is a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS-A).
Featured as the 1st place winner of the DBSA 2009 Facing Us Video Contest, his powerful PSA tells his personal story of living with a mental illness through a montage of his cartoons.
We like people to see our best bits, our qualities, the things we are proud of, so we leave out the flaws, the weaknesses, the things we wish we didn't have.
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"I hope it doesn't scare you off."Panicked thoughts raced through my mind. This was the odd humor Sara and I had already established, but I wasn't entirely joking.
I'd had several close bipolar friends, and had once been in a long-term relationship with a bipolar woman, Nyla, whom I still consider the smartest person I'd ever met.
You ladies are lucky I’ve been off the market for over 20 years.
While it is true I have been off the market, I do have two cents to toss into the dating bucket from my vast wisdom of failure.
We upload our best picture, the one that say's attractive, sexy, happy, not the mid blinking, pre make up or post bottle of plonk.
But fast forward the potential relationship three years - which is when we approach the notorious three year itch and if we don't make the right decision we have to wait for the seven year itch, it's a bit like being sentenced then waiting for parole - and by then we are all attuned to the traits we left out of our original profile.
You can chalk this up to my words of the wisdomless.
Perhaps, one of my dating rules might inspire you to submit your experiences with the above link.