Dating bipolar tips
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Trudi Griffin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin.
The only way to manage it is with treatment and transparency.”Angela shares her suggestions for maintaining a healthy relationship if you or your partner have BP.
Normalizing the disease in society is the first step towards helping people with BP.
The fabric of most happy long-term relationships is woven with dedication, consideration, patience, mutual support, and increasingly, Netflix marathons.
Romantic relationships with partners who have bipolar disorder (BP) are no different.
Avoid blaming the illness for non-related daily behaviors. If you’re not able to keep plans or commit to things, avoid resting the blame on your illness. Calmly and logically talk through any extraordinary, illogical sudden ideas they might have.
It’s possible to cancel just because you don’t feel like it or say no because you genuinely don’t like someone. Talk to your partner about the best course of action for before, during and after an episode since the solution can’t be sorted out when it occurs. Ask what triggers should be avoided, e.g., sad movies, specific social environments, alcohol or drugs. If that doesn’t work, distract them with a more manageable exciting idea, such as eating something new or visiting an undiscovered part of town. Before a significant episode, your partner may show some early indicators that their mood will change significantly.