I've been very lucky that EVERYONE I have told about
being bp (with the exception of my fiance) has someone in their family that is bp. It has been very encouraging. I'm becoming friends with a neighbor and I already know she has 2 nephews that are bipolar (and teenaged!).
I think it is liberating to let it out in the
open. Even my ex-husband knows now. He lived through the worst of it, so whatever. y'know?
Nothing better than an IRL hug from someone who can understand. :)
Keep doing what you're doing. I posted before the the secret to a support system is having it broad enough that if someone is unavailable, you can still be OK.
You are motivating me to get out there and work on getting my support system more local - almost all of it is 45 miles away or online. Not the best situation!
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."