Bipolar disorder or communication difference? help

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/13/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
I really need your opinion about something. My girlfriend lately has felt extremely depressed after our arguments. I will say something to her and she doesn't know what to say. I'm learning this part. She needs time to think and formulate a response. It makes me feel she doesn't care. I keep pushing and pushing and she feels cornered, attacked, then angry and then depressed. She feels like she doesn't meet my needs and this leads to depression for her. I realize now I need to back off and give her time to think things out. Do you think this is something related to my bipolar condition or is this simply a communication difference that needs to be worked out?


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   Posted 12/15/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Atticus,

Welcome to the board.

I couldn't say whether her depressive response is related to your bp. I would guess it's probably more a communication difference. More important is how you respond it it. Do you let her think it out? Is that okay with you?
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/30/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
hi atticus,
as a caring partner when a person feels unheard and lonely i guess we act that way,the moment she feels close to you maybe u can strike the conversation,but dealing with bp spouse /partner is tough road ,maybe my assumption is wrong abt her but its good u r trying to reach out so u r doing best ,rest she needs to understand sooner.
good luck !!
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