Bipolar disorder dating relationships
I have learned a lot from men I’ve been romantically involved with—including the ones who have treated me poorly.It is important for people to remember that challenges are inevitable in romantic relationships regardless of if your partner has a mental health condition or not.These experiences have only made me stronger and more confident.
However, dating—when you live with a mental health condition—can be complicated: You have self-doubt, you question yourself, and mainly you assume you are the underdog in romantic relationships.In an attempt to mask my vulnerability, I have found that I can be a bit harsh and overly confident in some situations.Living with bipolar disorder gives you a very different perspective on the world around you. We behave based on what we feel, not necessarily what we know is right or wrong.My advice to those who live with bipolar disorder and ready to enter the dating world is to make sure you are confident in yourself.Do not assume you are the underdog because you live with a mental health condition.
When I accepted my diagnosis and life with bipolar disorder, I finally found my confident self, but I had to overcome some obstacles to get there.