Watch it right here: Obviously I don’t know your exact situation. Before we continue, you might be interested in my free “BPD Cheat Sheet” guide: Once you read through the points I make below, be sure to check your email and read that guide.
All relationships are unique in my opinion, and this includes BPD relationships. Most of my relationship experience comes from dating BPD and Bipolar women.
He said, ‘Your disorder’s ruining our relationship.
You’re going crazy.’ I started to doubt myself, like am I going insane?
Hannah Blum, an activist and blogger about bipolar issues, says that when she told her boyfriend about her diagnosis after eight months of dating, he began to use it to manipulate her.
“He was cheating on me and I confronted him about it.
In both cases, ‘up states’ are usually followed by down or depressive periods, although the balance of up to down varies from each individual.
I know these two things are different, but often times men and women get them confused.We Spend A Lot Of Time In Our Heads You will never know how much time we spend overthinking about something you said at dinner last Tuesday. However, that does not mean that you shouldn’t speak freely.We’ve been through all that therapy, and we’ve spent more than one session learning how to regulate our emotions.Or in the worst case, your partner has both BPD and Bipolar (which is exactly what my first long-term girlfriend was dealing with, along with anxiety attacks).I’ve also recorded a video on Youtube going over this article along with some additional insights.Bipolar disorder is a misunderstood mental illness that's more common than some people realize. population gets diagnosed, according the National Alliance on Mental Illness, but dangerous myths still persist about people with bipolar disorder, which contribute to a stigma about the illness that is incredibly hard to shake.