I have bi polar... I'm not quite sue what to say. My mom said if she knew that my dad had bi polar she wouldn't have married him. It's kind of stuck to me and now I'm feeling insecure about it. When's the right time I should tell someone I have BP? Does it really hurt my chances?
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I dated a boy with bipolar. It was the worst relationship I could ever imagine. He didn't take medication and he thought that the disorder made him some kind of dark, incomprehensible, overly intelligent, really deep person. When really he was just a tool. Everything had "sentimental value" and everything he really loved I wouldn't be able to understand because it was too dark, too deep for me to comprehend.
But, the point is, he didn't take medication and he played his disease like it was cool, flaunted his medication and never took it, just used it to make people think he was awesome. It was his attitude towards it, and how he treated it. The disorder itself isn't a huge deal to me, I'd date some one else who had it. My current boyfriend has serious depression which I helped him get through and get help for and I've no problem dating him. In fact I love him... More than anything.
I know I'm a girl so it doesn't matter to you but I think an opinion is still an opinion and it might express what some guys are feeling, too. It's still a point of view that other people could share.
As long as you manage it, and it doesn't take over your life and you don't use it a some kind of tool in the relationship then there shouldn't really be a problem.1