I have bipolar 2, and although it really ruined about 4 years of my life I am completely on track and have a great combination of four medications I take that keep me completely stable. I've been stable maybe 6mths. Now I have started dating this guy I know (we know lots of people in common). Do I need to tell him? can I wait? I know there is a stigma and I just feel that it would be unfair to lose someone over something that has robbed me of so much already, considering I am incredibly pro-active about keeping it under control.
Most Helpful Guy
I know I'd want to know.
I've wasted a decades as caretaker for girlfriends with mental disorders - something I have no intention of repeating ever again.1
Most Helpful Girl
I also have Bipolar and would not recommended sharing it with someone so soon. You can share if you are in a serious relationship but don't say it to a guy you are just dating or don't know well. It is too easy to scare people off and when it doesn't work out you night feel bad for sharing something so personal with someone you weren't even serious with.2