Is anybody out there having a relationship with someone with bipolar that is going, well ok I guess. I'm reading alot of horror stories on here. Im a nice guy who has met a nice girl who suffers from bipolar. Im all ready seeing the signs but wonder if all relationships where someone is suffering from bipolar are so bad. She is on meds, family and some friends know and she does like a drink, which I think after reading about it may have fulled an episode on our second date. I've read the bad stories please are there any good ones ???
I have a good relationship with my boyfriend - He is stage 1 bi polar and very fortunate that he is not in denial that he has bi polar. He takes his meds day and night religiously and sees a therapist once a week. I'm not going to lie he does have his fits and I'm understanding that his fits are triggered when things stress him out. He has managed to walk away when these fits occur (I think from the advice of his therapist, in which I love because its not me nagging him, its her and she is a big help). Its hard not to take the lashing sometimes so personal, but at this point I love him so much that I myself take it upon to learn more about this disease and the meds he takes so I know what side effects to expect and explain them to him. So far our relationship is very open, the ups and downs. It works for now and has been, I have been with him for almost 3 years and he rarely has fits like he had in the past. The key for them I feel is medications, therapy and if in a relationship complete openness.