- 5 months ago
After several months single and some horrible bad dates, I’ve finally clicked with a great guy! We have seen eachother 3-4 times a week for the past two weeks. He is sweet, caring, thoughtful, affectionate, funny, our sexual chemistry is through the roof! We are able to spend time together without sex too which is a great indicator for me of compatability.
I know it’s new, so I’m being cautiously optimistic. I learned from my last relationship last year (which you bees helped me through that breakup) to have my standards and red flag radars up.
This guy has been extremely open and honest and let me know he is borderline bipolar 1. I’m familiar with what it is, but have never known (or at least I don’t think I have) anyone with this.
My ex fiance from many years ago suffered from clinical depression and went off his meds for 8 months – so I have experience of being with someone with depression.
I’m not scared by his bipolar, but I’m unfamiliar with it. I’ve done some searches on the bee and found some very old threads regarding partners with bipolar. I wanted to reach out to you all to see if you have it yourself or a partner and some questions:
What is it like with the high/lows?
What do you do/act differently in each one?
What do you do/does your partner do for you to help you through the lows?
I know it’s different for everyone, but I’m trying to get an idea as for me, if it’s something I’m not familiar with, I want to learn about it and get as much details and knowledge about it.
He has told me that he has highs that last a long time and the lows are a day or two, maybe a week. He can range from being angry, depressive, wanting someone to be there to wanting to just be alone by himself.
I appreciate your insight bees!