Bipolar disorder dating relationships
I’d always known he struggled with high and low moods.But it wasn’t until the intimate aspect of our relationship fell apart that I realised, perhaps selfishly, that something else was wrong.Or in the worst case, your partner has both BPD and Bipolar (which is exactly what my first long-term girlfriend was dealing with, along with anxiety attacks).I’ve also recorded a video on Youtube going over this article along with some additional insights.Individuals learn to watch out for triggers that may send them spinning into an exaggerated mood state.Yet, sex for those who are bipolar can prove a real minefield.
You like him, you like his friends, you like his moves in the bedroom. Then he sits you down and tells you that he has bipolar disorder.Here’s the truth: The internet and social media has completely changed the game.As Fredrik Ecklund states in his great book The Sell, the world today is much different than it was just 5 years ago.Years ago, I dated a guy with undiagnosed bipolar disorder. When low, his habit of stumbling out of bed to browse porn as the kettle boiled, or spending hours trawling the profile pictures of escorts had me convinced he had some sort of addiction issues.A few months into our relationship, I dragged him off to sex therapy because of his seemingly uncontrollable behaviour. Up until the escort point, I’d thought that the other signs – the spending sprees, sporadic drug-taking, or staying up all night to work - were nothing more than foils to his ample creativity.
Hannah Blum, an activist and blogger about bipolar issues, says that when she told her boyfriend about her diagnosis after eight months of dating, he began to use it to manipulate her.