I’d always known he struggled with high and low moods.But it wasn’t until the intimate aspect of our relationship fell apart that I realised, perhaps selfishly, that something else was wrong.There are general parameters of symptoms, but they can vary wildly from person to person.2. Part of having bipolar can be what is called "anosognosia," a weird word for a simple idea: a mentally ill person who's unable to perceive that they are ill.This means a huge part of bipolar is that, when your partner most needs help, they will be least likely to look for or accept it.Some people with bipolar can be very proactive about their care, but this is usually after treatment has begun to help.
It is a constant battle in our mind to try and avoid tearing our lives, loves, and friendships down to the foundation. We will periodically lose that battle and burn bridges.
I will attempt to provide meaningful information for the loved ones and friends that are watching a special person in their life go through this.
Watching a child, spouse, relative, or good friend traverse the spectrum of Bipolar Disorder or Depression can be incredibly painful.
It is an unavoidable fact of living with a mood disorder or mental illness.
This document is aimed toward the person living with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and their respective loved ones.