Being bipolar and dating

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It's not impossible, and it can be incredibly loving and rewarding, but it can also be a real challenge.

Since being bipolar means more emotional highs and lows, the potential for melt-downs and explosions is greater when dating than in a 'normal' situation.

A great article did appear in bp Hope, showing that these relationships can succeed: Marriage and Bipolar Disorder.

I also like this short piece by Dr Jim Phelps on Relationships with Bipolar People.

It can be either, and using one term or the other is merely for the sake of convenience.After all, is it the person who is bipolar, or is it the relationship?Regardless of these semantic problems, let’s go with the first definition and discuss the issues that arise in relationships with people who have bipolar disorder.What are some of the complications I can expect dealing with ALL these psychological issues.What are some common things I should be expecting or looking out for? The mood swings can be so dramatic and enveloping that it suffocates the people they're around.

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