Most people don't seek treatment due to fear of stigma, if this stigma is ended than there is a chance for more people to find appropriate care and less negativity concerning mental health issues. One I'm divorced from because he reacted violently to a medication aid to stop smoking.
Next time someone decides to judge someone because they have a mental health condition just remember that 1 in 5 people have or will experience in their lifetime a mental health issue. The understanding part is true but if one of those people had their medication stop working or for what ever reason started to cycle it could trigger the other person and you would have two sick people on your hands and neither could assist each other get the help needed.. The whole 18 years of marriage though was up and down and some of the markers such as hypersexuality, poor impulse control, and sleep disruptions can be really hard to live with.
she was raped twice, the first child she gave to adoption and the second has her own mental issues and lives with the grandparents. If you are taking meds apporoved by a specialist and stay on them you have nothing to be concerned with but ignorance from people. His moods changed so fast that you never knew what was going to happen next and I couldn't get help fast enough.
she does take medication and I've seen her off her meds and it definitely isn't pretty, but she is happy and her husband loves her and i wish some day i can have a marriage like hers My father is bi-polar, so is my ex. My ex "self medicated" her disorder, bad idea, wonder why i had to leave her? If you are not dealing with your unwanted, uncotrollable, and "didn't ask for" chemical imbalance then you willl never find what you are looking for.... I think yes, it is the person/relationship, not the disorder. Our oldest daughter has Bipolar disorder and I'm telling ya you would not choose to live with two people, untreated in the same house. Like many things it would totally depend on where a person was at with their condition. I totally understand where you are coming from though and it's normal to want a new relationship.
I think we all are a bit crazy, only bipolars who take meds have that stigma that makes it hard not just to date but to get through the day. I was the only one who saw here for the intellegent, sexy atractive. Someone would have to have very well-managed BPD for me to knowingly get involved with them.Get your meds stable, go to therapy, go through organized re-integration, join a support group. You will find someone I know where you comming from. When she was up , she would call me and i go over and we would go right to her bed and WOW the best sex i ever had.Once you are on your feet as an individual, can hold down a job for an extended period of time, haven't had a mental health crisis in a few years, etc then start looking for someone special. I fell in love with her, it was the attraction and we just fit like a glove.It's craziness due to the inherent inability to control ones moods topped off with the stressors of daily life that all of us deal with. People often self-medicate and have co-occurring disorders with drugs and alcohol trying to fix the mood imbalance however they can.It can be a ****, I gather :)my boss/ teacher is bipolar and i stay at her house 2x a week and she is married now for 10 years however the first half of her life wasn't so pleasant. My second husband was not so lucky, his mood swings were the rapid type and he died as a result of his poor impulse control.