Oh NiteScribe -- this is a great idea. You know there are a couple of funnies like this in the a-p forum --"You know you have an anxiety disorder when..." and "You know you have OCD when..." (I have had a lot of fun reading and adding to both threads!!). -- They've been really popular and I bet this one will be too. I thought about
starting something like this myself but since it's my ex and not me who has bipolar I thought it might seem a bit odd for me to do so -- so I am *really* glad you did!! Laughter is a great thing to have on your side with all these things.
Well, so you know I can't speak for myself here, but I'll give you some from my ex.
I know he's bipolar when he punches someone he's never met before in a pub on the basis that he doesn't believe what job he does for a living and while getting thrown out believes that he has a secret understanding with the landlord (who naturally also believes the other guy is lying even though he says nothing about
I know he's bipolar when he calls me up at 3am in the morning, crying and wanting me to listen to some sad music he's playing -- then holds the phone to the speaker for ages and I'm left wondering if this time we're going for one song, two, the whole album, has he fallen asleep? etc!
I know he's bipolar because he's done the whole break-up / not break-up thing so frequently now that I can predict his depressions and manias by what state our relationship's in at any given time (depression = we're together; mania, which we're on now = we're not together)!
Yes, it's nice to be able to laugh at these things! :) Thank you NiteScribe!!!
People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.