Relationship it part of being Bipolar?

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   Posted 6/30/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone! Im new here. Lets see if i can do this quickly... I'm an almost 32 yo female diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder almost 7 years ago. I made the choice to remain single and "work on myself" 14 months ago. Feeling ready to put my toe in the water again, i have found that I really seem to have issues with trusting and believing people. Looking back on past relationships, I never seemed to fully trust or believe anyone, always looking for something to be wrong. I seem to go through phases where i trust and believe compeltly and then disbelieving everything that comes out of someones mouth and surely convinced that they are "up to no good." This is not with just one individual but any man i try to start a relationship with. I even find myself looking for reasons to make it go "south" when there is absolutly nothing wrong with the relationship. It tests even the most patient loving man even when he is trying to understand my illness. It all seems so very self distructive, and i cant seem to help doing the things I do. Im really just curious if any other Bipolar women understand what i am talking about, does it come with the territory, or am I dealing with some other issue... and then that would mean I posted this in the wrong thread and I'm sorry for that. Any thoughts would be wonderful. Thank You in advance for any replies!

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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

Welcome to the depression forum. It sounds like you migtht have a mood disorder. I take a bipolar medication that helps with moods and obsessive thinking. It is called abilify. It is a mood stabilizer. I bet that something like that would help you. It seems that you have changing moods. And you are undermining your own happiness. Talking to a therapist might help too.

Keep posting, as we are all here for you.

Best wishes

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   Posted 7/1/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
agree with karen on the abilify. what about male friends? same or? just trying to help. jamie, male, 37.  thx 4 posting your situation.
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   Posted 7/1/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Beautifully Chaotic,

I like the suggestion about talking to a's helped me a lot with trust issues and pain from past relationships, and maybe it would help you, too. In case you are not aware, there is also a Bipolar Disorder forum on this site, so you may get some different answers there. Of course, you are more than welcome to stay here with us, too! Please keep posting, and let us know how you're doing.
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