It is nice to let it out, but it's also a little frustrating sometimes. After I tell people I am bp, they sometimes treat me different. I can just simply be having a bad day, not a mood swing, but just a bad day, and they tipy toe around me, saying I need to calm down and not let it get to me so much. If they were having the same day, they would react just the same, but because they now about my bp, I have to be treated differently. I hate that. There are actually A LOT of people, either in the military or somehow connected to it! A lot of the wives and gf's of the other sailers I have met have been bp. I always say it's because we are so darn fun in the beginning. Those sailors like their fun women! lol Although, since we moved here it's been a bit more difficult to get out and meet people and my husband has been gone so much, that I very rarely meet any more of his friends any more.
Hopefully you get to meet some more people that are closer to you. What about those support groups you were telling me about...don't you have any closer to your home? I don't do well with keeping in touch with people who live further away, so I kind of have to meet people close to me. Otherwise, I'll talk to them a few times, then lose contact, even if they call. I hate talking on the phone, so I'd much rather just go to their place or have them come to mine to talk in person.
It is kind of funny though how it seems mor and more people are popping up as being bp. I only graduated 8 years ago, but I NEVER heard of anyone being bp back then. Even in all the hospitals I was put in and "special" schools I went to for kids with emotional problems, it was almost never heard of.
I know I'm not perfect, and I don't live to be...But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean. - Bob Marley