Dating a bipolar girl
If things have gone sideways, can she process back to a neutral state fairly quickly?By 'sideways' I mean behaviors that you/she would otherwise characterize as inappropriate, whether in the manic or depressive state....There are dozens if not hundreds of threads on here alone that will detail the struggles of dating people with mental illness. Personally, I've done it before with mixed results.At this stage in my life, I don't think I have the energy or time to invest in someone like that again. Please note: The suggestions and advice offered on this web site are opinions only and are not to be used in the place of professional psychological counseling or medical advice.__________________ If the person you're with treats you in any way other than well, and you keep sticking around trying to make it work, you're no longer a victim of what they're doing--you're a volunteer.~ Derrick Jaxn I had an ex I dated for two years who was BP.At my age, perhaps I'd casually date a BP sufferer but nah, no marriage or serious LTR. However, after my last relationship with a woman I suspect may be bipolar in addition to BPD, I could not do it again. Living with somebody who is fine one minute then full of anger, resentment and hostility the next is beyond taxing.
In my case, I was willing to live with it until I wasn't anymore.
It all comes down to how much you love her, how far you are going to be willing to go to support her in her struggle, and how much she's willing to care for herself, and you, in the process as well. My introduction to BP was a couple decades ago when I was otherwise lounging in the trailer of the guy who later became my best friend and he was in the shower and his wife flashed me. Shocking in the moment but later I came to understand her disease and how the mania, for her, can impel actions which she'd otherwise be mortified by, many of which I've experienced over the decades.