agree with all of the above. bi-polar does effect relationships if not correctly treated. hit and miss are meds, sadly trial and error is the go. a tough psychiatrist is a must. so, therapy, meds and support. get proactive about it, keep posting and keep strong. do not hide anything no bs and you will manage it. bi-polar aint a death sentence, you can manage, you can learn to know the cycles, mania, and downs etc. my shrink says I am relatively stable, in a mildly mixed manic way. I use my mania in the best creative manner available. my music, my laughter-but I have learn't a lot of control, not perfect, far from it, but truly understanding the disorder is paramount. cheers.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.
A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.
"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"