My bf is suffering from bipolar disorder, I really dont know what to do if I can still handle him. Before we started the relationship I know that hes already diagnosed to have a bipolar do. I didnt know thats it is something serious, my sister already warned me about this that I dont know what im getting into but I didnt believed what shes saying. As I can see he's doing ok and hes nice to me. Until we finally went out, I did research a lot of things about he's illness because I wanted to know more about his condition and I told him I wanna take care of him.. We encounter a lot of arguments and fights we've been together for 3 mons now, sometimes I feel like giving up and I dont know if I can handle him and we can make dis relationship work. He's a nice guy and I can feel he love me but then whenever I his anger comes out we dont get to understand each other. The way he reason out things on me, shows me he doesnt care at times but after a day he'll be ok makes me think of giving up on him. He's hoping that someday we would get married and have a family on our own. I was also hoping someday but I dont know if I can handle it when at the back of my mind I have doubts of getting married to a guy who suffers from a mental illness. He's on medications and having a treatment from his doctor. He's doctor told me that hes ok now after being locked on a mental ward last year for having acute manic episode. I know my bf doesnt want himself to be on a mental ward again so he's doing everything to be ok. Please help me and give me advice.. Should I lose hope for still be there for him coz I know he needs me. Please help me thanks
i've been a untreated rapid cycling bipolar individual for about 30 years. The ninety's were not very good for me. My father passed away thanksgiving day in 92' my mother died in 94'. The day after I buried her my wife wanted a divorce out of the blue, no counseling, nothing. I was divorced in 95. My youngest brother died in 99' on thanksgiving day (same as dad) ken was only 35.
Well all of this and other issues as well caused me to sink into a depression so deep that I had to wear dark sunglasses at work to hide my constant crying.
Finally an angel came to me. Her name is kate. She stood by me and made the decisions I couldn't make in the state I was in. Kate fought to get me the treatment I needed. It worked i've been treated since 2000 and I feel wonderful. I married kate in 2004.
I wanted to somehow pay back all the pain and suffering I caused the people in my life by building and maintaining a forum for caregivers and loved ones of bipolar companions.