I have thought quite a bit on this subject.
This seems fair.
I read a thread here that was very touching to me. The one about
handling finances. It showed loving couples working together to solve a problem. What was particularly touching is that they worked when the BP sufferer was not either manic or depressed, but when that person could make good judgements, solve problems and create a platform for avoiding or solving problems when the condition limits our judgement.
That is when I remembered ...
There are two groups of people in a Bi-Polar person's life: one group is composed of those who are part of our support network, the other group consists of those who are ignorant, fearful and even hateful towards those of us have the bi-polar condition.
Long ago a counselor advised me to reject those in the second group. She told me I had enough problems without having to deal with the problems those others create for us. I did that. And my life has been better ever since.
People who are bi-polar have a lot to offer the world. We so may who have made our world a safer, better, more fulfilling place simply because of what they have contributed to our lives. And from them, from each other, from ourselves and the people who support us we can learn just how much we can offer others.
Thank you, Serefina.
Post Edited (O Buddy Boy) : 11/16/2009 3:19:10 PM (GMT-7)