My name is Rob, Thanks for all of your posts. I am learning more about Bipolar and realize that the breakups are just part of the cycling, and I am more at peace knowing this is not my fault. I dedicate this post to my beautiful Lisa, who I have known for 30 years, who made my dreams come true by being my girlfriend, for the two 3 month stretches this past year, and they were suddenly dashed twice by this horrible illness. Although we are in no contact, she will always be in my heart. I have to move on with my life, even though I know that she may contact me again during her " up " period. There may be another man that comes along, as there have been a few that I have known of in the past. The future is so uncertain as she has requested not to receive my calls or texts. I will always cherish the time that we have shared, and how when she is at her best, she makes me want to be at my best. Bless you all for reading and contributing.