Dating and anxiety

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   Posted 8/9/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
HI I was asked out on a date... I am a widow of 7 years.... I have anxiety because I have Bipolar and want opinions.?.
Should I tell this person that I have Bipolar...?

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   Posted 8/9/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I think iot is best to be upfront with ppl this is not a DD that you have shame about or control over and
I would think you are on meds right??

I would really have to think if I would tell the person on the first date or wait and see if you are asked back out
This is a question that really has no right or wrong answer in my opinion anyways

I believe you have to follow your heart and guts to what you are going to do

I wish you all the best however and plz do let us know how it went

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   Posted 8/9/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
   hi yes I am on meds for the Bipolar but none for the anxiety

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   Posted 8/9/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there,

A date, how wonderful.  I agree with Lyn, it is best to be upfront;  your on meds so you are like all the other people with a disease that take meds whether it be a mental health disorder, endocrine disorder, respiratory disodrer ETC.

I don't know that I would tell this person on the first date as it is not necessary to share your whole medical history but when you feel comfortable I would tell him toward the beginning of a relationship that may continue on.

He is luciy to have met someone as lovly as you and I hope you have a nice time. Just be yourself and know you are a good person which he is lucky to have met. :)





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   Posted 8/10/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   

I agree. You'll certainly tell him, but it's not necessary to do so on the first date - or even the second or third. There's always a time in the start of a relationship when both people share about their past, and that's when you can bring it up.

I hope you have a wonderful time!

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