Tips dating someone with bipolar


07-Nov-2017 00:55

In my experience recovering from a manic episode takes time.

It’s been four months since the peak started to wane and I’m just now able to see and feel more clearly and easily without the devastating mania monster driving my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I am surprised at how long it takes for clear-headed thinking to return. I’m able to be in the present and enjoy people and things around me without that awful pressured feeling.

Left unchecked, irritability and its downstream cousins, anger and rage, can have dramatic and devastating effects. There can be severe repercussions in the workplace and, on occasion, seismic encounters with the justice system.

By Denise Mann It starts with a routine annoyance—the living room is a mess again, or another driver cuts you off. So periodically, “for the better part of 20 years, I would get irate over nothing,” he says.

Irritation takes hold, then mushrooms as swiftly as a nuclear explosion. Stress at work would affect his sleep, which would affect his equilibrium.

I lived in painful stories and in visions of what could have been if I hadn’t been wronged.

I blamed someone else for the life I didn’t have, and felt vindicated in the soul-sucking resentment I carried around from day to day.

Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mahatma Gandhi Up until my early twenties, I carried around a lot of anger toward someone in my life.