Dating someone with bipolar disease
This has led me to much study, research, and reflection on the topic.
It is dealt with in more detail in our webpage the bipolar spouse. Non-bipolar spouses are generally more supportive, understanding and tolerant of depression than they are of mania. aren’t these all behaviors that are common manifestations of untreated mania? The implications of the above are that an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment go a long way to relieving the difficulties associated with bipolar relationships.
After all, is it the person who is bipolar, or is it the relationship?
Regardless of these semantic problems, let’s go with the first definition and discuss the issues that arise in relationships with people who have bipolar disorder.
For the Ancient Greeks, it was Athens and Sparta whose relationship was bipolar.
Frankly, the older interpretation might make more sense.
On the other hand, where both parties are properly diagnosed and treated, the outlook for a better than average relationship exists because both people will have more understanding of the disorder. Also, I am a bipolar spouse with a failed marriage and a (currently) extremely successful marriage.
Thirty years ago it was a term from international relations, describing a situation such as we had during the Cold War where two states, the US and the USSR, had the majority of geopolitical power because they were the only two real players.
Is this the right way to describe a personal connection where at least one person has bipolar disorder?
Obviously, the dynamics within a bipolar family can be very dramatic and intense.
The ideal situation is for everyone to have an accurate diagnosis and be receiving effective treatment, but sadly this is all too rare.Aside from significant others, relationships where more than one person has bipolar disorder may occur a lot within families as the illness has such a strong genetic component.