I have bipolar disorder, and ever since I've been diagnosed I've completely avoided dating and guys. I've also distensed myself from a lot of my friends. I feel like I can't get close to people because of my mental disorder. I'm afraid to go out with guys because if I tell them I am bipolar they will leave me for someone more normal. I also don't want someone I love to have to deal with my mood swings and depression. I don't think anybody would want to deal with me and my issues. Would you date a person with bipolar disorder? Why or why not, and be honest
Most Helpful Guy
Yes I would date someone with your condition. Not to put too find a point on it, but I have dating someone with your disorder, because I told them the same thing I'll tell you; it really isn't a disorder in my philosophy, it is just the way you were designed and if someone can't accept you for who you are, all that you are, flaws and all, then they don't deserve you.
Do you honestly believe your condition wasn't around hundreds of years ago before science and medicine gave it a name? I'm sure in those cases, they still dated, courted, got married, had kids, and went on to have productive, fruitful lives. Just because we give something a name, doesn't mean all of a sudden, it just suddenly appeared in our history. It doesn't mean that you are somehow some adverse part of the human population needing to be isolated and loveless.
Humans fear what they don't understand. Humans destroy what they can't control out of such fear. What you need to realize, if you haven't already, is just because you have mood swings and get moody, doesn't mean you deserve any less than anyone else science or medicine would consider---normal.
Follow your heart. Trust your instincts and don't let your condition hold you back from having friends or being in a relationship. Do what you wish to make you the happiest, but in my record book, as I've said before, we all have flaws, nobody's perfect, and at the end of the day, life is too short to worry about the little things. That's why I would and have dated someone with your condition. And that's my bottom line.1
Most Helpful Girl
I would not to be honest, I know its hard but I feel like every disease on everyone is different, so your episodes would differ from others who have the same but similar.. anyway my boyfriend had an ex with this disease and it literally tore him to shreds, not to mention put him in danger and he rarely was home with her do to this. The difference though is, help- wanting it and not wanting it, you can't help people who don't want to help themselves. So with that said if you're a person whose aware of their disease and you want to control it and get help, then I think you will most likely find someone that would be more than willing to help and support you along the way. If not- it will be unlikely.2