Dating someone who is angry
The situation is more difficult when the loved ones aren't ware of what the problem is. If the loved ones don't understand how the disorder works, they can get caught in a cycle of trying to figure out why the person changes so much.
Know that if someone's mood appears to change a lot more than yours, they probably have a mood disorder.
It's true that individuals with bi-polar disorder must remain vigilant (and their loved ones can be drawn into this care-taker role), but the experience of living with bi-polar disorder doesn't have to be an interminable roller coaster. I really cant help it as much as I wish Icould because I hate feeling this way.
My bipolar and OCD are at a high right now and im struggling to function and not lose my cool or let me emotions take over. Maybe reading this will hwlp you understand alittle better that sometimes I really cant control my actions.
If you share a bed with the person, you may wake up at 4 a.m. You may be further upset when you find that he or she has been up for the third night in a row, unable to lay in bed and sleep.
Even if you don't share the bed, that person may be up making noise in the middle of the night and may keep others in the house awake.
Feel free to check out my book on relationships, While there is a lot of truth in this article, it seems to speak to people who are in the earliest phases of addressing a bi-polar diagnosis, or people who have trouble managing their disorder.
The disorder is typically managed by daily medication and talk therapy.
Bipolar Disorder is one of the most severe mental disorders a person could have.
The lives of those suffering from it are hugely impacted by it.
Loved ones can find themselves walking on eggshells because they never know what to expect next.
In addition, when the sufferer goes into a manic cycle, the inability to sleep can disrupt the whole house.