I have Bipolar Disorder I, with rapid cycling and mixed states. I am also a self-injurer, specifically I am a cutter. Wondering if there are others out who have both conditions. I have had extensive treatment for both the BPD and cutting including a month at University Behavioral Health in Denton, Texas for the cutting.
Both of my problems are under control. I am trying to date again, but I feel I will scare the women off with my dirty little secrets. Has anyone been in a similar situation and if so, how did you handle telling your date about your problems? Many can accept the BPD, but the cutting is quite different because it is visual, I have over 1000 scares on my leg.
I understand what your going through I have Bipolar1 and I'm currently on antidepressants, I now understand why the self injury. I feel like its a way of escaping or perhaps letting out your emotions in a different way. Now that you feel that your problems are under control i think you should consider dating again. Forget about the scars for the moment, take one step at a time. first start meeting people who you feel you connect with, once you get to know that person well enough and you feel like they are trustworthy maybe you should open up. who knows maybe this person can even help for support, if not move on and don't give up. There's always someone out there for everyone
as a girl with the same it's exactly what i want. my boyfriend doesn't understand or just makes jokes. to be honest you're most likely to attract someone with similar experiences who it should be easy to talk to