Add bipolar disorder with its roller-coaster ride of emotions into the mix, and relationships become even more challenging.
He's also medical director of NRI Community Services in Woonsocket, R. and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women.He tells Web MD that bipolar disorder can seriously complicate a relationship.It always stressed me out and usually the other person would be scared away. " Our site is the only one online that serves the specific niche audience of those with a diagnosed mental illness.No Longer is different in that everyone on there has a mental illness. By creating this inclusive community our users can rest assured that each user on the site is sensitized to the particular challenges of managing a mental illness.There is always the fear that you might scare the person off and lose the opportunity to get to know one another.
At some point, though, you will need to let your partner know that you are bipolar.
During the manic phase, a person can lose his or her sense of judgment.
That means spending money recklessly, becoming promiscuous, engaging in risky behaviors like drug and alcohol abuse, and even getting into trouble with the law.
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Navigating any romantic relationship -- whether it's dating or marriage -- can be a tricky endeavor.
"The person, particularly if untreated, may be prone to changes in their mood, their personality, and their interactions that can threaten the consistency that is the framework of a relationship." He adds that not everyone with bipolar disorder experiences the distinct mood phases of mania and depression.