Dating girl bipolar disorder
Do they hold themselves accountable for their actions while in manic/depressive cycles? He was constantly getting hit with things that she'd throw across the room in a fit of rage.The last one is a major sticking point; many Bipolar individuals see themselves as a victim of their own brain chemistry (which they are) and claim that they aren't responsible for their actions when cycling (which they aren't) - BUT just because you aren't Just because you have occasional lapses in agency doesn't mean you don't need to take care of your shit. He married her (against all of his friend's warnings).It's almost hard to imagine how different my life was before getting treatment.Never dated someone with bipolar but I have dated someone with boarderline personality disorder and it was a nightmare.I would think there would be a HUGE difference between someone getting the right medication/treatment for Bipolar, or those who have learned good coping skills, and those who are untreated or undiagnosed.I have OCD (fairly severe, when unmedicated), but thanks to therapy (years and years ago) and Prozac I can live completely normally.Their marriage went much the same way as their dating had gone. Bipolar, Borderline personality disorder, narcissism, schizophrenia, probably a few more, just do not.Then she cheated on him with another guy online and left him with the house debt. He said it was like coming out of a cave after not realizing he'd been in one all that time. If you find out she has one of these early on, just leave. There's some mental illnesses that are manageable if the sufferer is committed to treatment. Then there's the stuff that may lead to an actual break from reality and dangerous behavior -- Bipolar, Schizophrenia, etc.
Ended up just calling her mom, explained the situation and said "you better come home, im not dealing with this shit".If you find out after dating for a while and you're emotionally invested, I wish you luck. Those things are much more difficult to manage long-term, so I see dating people with those illnesses as agreeing to be placed in harms way, regardless of how well they're managing.I've got a friend that manages her bipolar really well. Most people with mental illnesses are not harmful to others and there's a higher chance they will harm themselves, rather than others.For perspective, my GF happened to date someone with undiagnosed BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder - more difficult to deal with, and compared to him, my issues are hardly significant at all.None of this prevents me from being a loving, caring, and attentive boyfriend.