Dating a bipolar 2
These steps should hopefully help you feel a little more confident and put aside any worries you may have.Remember, everyone is different, and these steps may not all apply to your new beau.The relationship was filled with lies, manipulation, endless drama, she cheated on me repeatedly and then when I said I was leaving she threatened to kill herself and started cutting her wrists with a knife.
Hypomanic episodes: good mood, very creative, high sex drive, very productive, that's when I tend to do a lot of problem solving and cleaning/tidying.
All of these can be worked through and all of them occur in everyone's lives but much more frequently with a partner with mental illness.
You definitely need to have a flexible view of gender roles to make it work successfully. She was a really sweet girl, very loving and affectionate at first.
For perspective, my GF happened to date someone with undiagnosed BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder - more difficult to deal with, and compared to him, my issues are hardly significant at all.
None of this prevents me from being a loving, caring, and attentive boyfriend.