Dating someone with paranoia
These experiences have only made me stronger and more confident.
Bipolar disorder does the dirty work for me and filters out individuals who tiptoe through life.
Bipolar disorder is a part of me, and I am not ashamed of my condition, in fact, it is the opposite, I embrace it.
However, dating—when you live with a mental health condition—can be complicated: You have self-doubt, you question yourself, and mainly you assume you are the underdog in romantic relationships.
I have learned a lot from men I’ve been romantically involved with—including the ones who have treated me poorly.
It is important for people to remember that challenges are inevitable in romantic relationships regardless of if your partner has a mental health condition or not.
My advice to those who live with bipolar disorder and ready to enter the dating world is to make sure you are confident in yourself.
Do not assume you are the underdog because you live with a mental health condition.
My dating experiences have opened me up to individuals who are very different from me as well.When I accepted my diagnosis and life with bipolar disorder, I finally found my confident self, but I had to overcome some obstacles to get there.by my boyfriend: he manipulated me into questioning my own sanity. We started dating around three years after my diagnosis—when I was just starting to publish my blog and open up about my struggle with mental health.The fact is, we all have issues, whether you live with bipolar disorder or not.And if someone won’t give you a chance because of a label, consider yourself lucky.