Well I know I posted to you before but I don't know if I told you that I have been with my partner for five years now (obviously I'm the one with BP).
I think we are doing just fine so I say yes to that
Countrygal , I hope everything goes well for you hun
Optimistik , glad to have eased your mind - there is light at the end of the tunnel
Take care both ,
Thanks for chiming in. I do not talk to my wife because I don't want her to really see how deep I am.She knows if I am not feeling well. But I don't want to go to my phycotheripist. If I just go on and struggle through it. I am also am scared that my doctor wants me to go into the hospital. I have a 4 yesr old boy and it would be very tough to go in. I am a stay home dad (best job in the world). I don't want to go in to deep just being new to the chat room. I don't know what I want from any body. mabey just venting. I feel like I need to apoligize for my action and what i write is not to heavy.
Copster - I am really happy that you have put your feelings on here. It's much easier, as you know, to talk to other people who are going through the same hardships as you are. But talk to your wife -- just because we can understand what you are going through doesnt mean we will be there for you always. Your wife will be. Bipolar Disorder is not something to be ashamed of or embarrased about. I bet your wife would love for you to come out with your true feelings. If you need any help through anything don't be afraid to email me.
For the original post =) I believe just living with BP is a success story. But, relationship wise, I have seen the good and the bad. My older relationship lasted 6 months and this was before I was diganosed. My ex helped me through everything I had a hard time with (and these were my horrible times so I don't know how he did it!) Once I was diagnosed, I got a new boyfriend that was very... indifferent to my disorder. He would change the subject erratically, and his mom would not let him drive with me because she thought my meds made me crazy in the head. It made me feel horrible.
But I realized that things will arise like that. The thing you need to know is that there will be many people that will not understand the disorder. But they are many who will =)
Take care Country Gal =) Good luck!!
Post Edited (allie1644) : 1/20/2007 11:38:44 PM (GMT-7)