"I'm still single as I can't get around the whole dating and then having to tell them about BPD"
I guess I got out of it easily. I was diagnosed after getting involved with my SO. I had already been told I had a "bipolar-like" mood disorder and had been referred to a pdoc years before, so I wasn't surprised. But we did find out at the same time.
I guess you have to say before you're in a relationship so far that you would be hurt if the other walked away. If it's someone who freaks out with hearing about BPD, it certainly isn't someone you would want to spend your life with.
Think of it as a great way to weed out all the "bad" ones. It makes finding a good one a little faster and easier.
Post Edited (merryvale) : 4/21/2010 10:41:14 AM (GMT-6)
There are times when I am so thankful for those manic days, because of course I can get so much done and it feels good to feel good. I don't like however, spending the money and deeply regretting it, talking and thinking so fast that it completely wears me out! I usually feel very very tired from a) sleeping less and b) everything is just so fast and high it's exhausting.
My last episode of depression lasting 5 months, I would have given anything for mania. But since cycling lately (which also makes me tired) I just want to be stable, of course.