Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness in which the diagnosed person has extreme highs and lows. Divorce rate when one of the partners is diagnosed with bipolar disorder is as high as 90%. The statistics surrounding bipolar disorder and relationships are scary, there is no doubt. However, bipolar people can and do have successful marriages and relationships. The chances of having such a relationship can be improved by learning about the disorder, seeking proper treatment and developing particular strategies for dealing with the stressors that can arise from syptomatic episodes.
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Bipolar disorder is a horrible fucking thing if it's not medicated. Fuck that.1
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I have a friends with benefits type person I was seeing, he got diagnosed with BPD and let me say it really does take a toll. One minute they can be on a high super sweet, caring, loving but within days sometime's hours it can change. They're ignoring you and being cold leaving you to wonder what you did when you didn't do anything at all. It's hard to be supportive to them when you don't know how to help an don't know when the next "low" will be. It can be rewarding when they are themselve's but if it changes it does really frustrate the other person because it feels like you can't help or it's your fault when they're lashing out at you.0