In defense of bipolar patients, I might add that not all bipolar patients have such lack of control in sexual matters and indiscriminate behavioral characteristics. In fact, some may have, as many do, an overly severe conscience and many have strong religious beliefs (some of which may be part of the illness).
I have heard bipolar illness referred to as "another animal", but the truth is not in statements of that kind.
There is a broad spectrum of symptoms in bipolar illness just as there are in depression and many other illnesses. Some have mild cases; others, very severe conditions. The one discussed here is on the severe end of the illness, in my view.
And, in my view, the members of the Depression Forum are correct in suggesting that you consider leaving such a relationship. As Tortoise suggested on the Bipolar Forum, it's a decision, however, that you will need to make. You cannot change her unless she is willing to accept it and work toward recovery of moral standards and rational behavior. One of the most difficult things in life is to accept that fact that we cannot change other people.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 3/2/2012 8:54:00 AM (GMT-7)