Quality time—extended periods of togetherness—can be extra special to someone with bipolar disorder who feels lonely, isolated, or unlovable.
It’s easy to say that one should cut toxic people from one’s life, but it’s often a very hard thing to do.
Long-distance relationships never succeed, especially those that start with such a brief acquaintance. But no one had considered the stubbornness of either him or me.
Here’s something bipolar people talk about amongst themselves but not so much with the world outside: sex.
You may think that once you have broken free from the gaslighter, he or she can do no further harm. This is just an invitation to more emotional battering.
Most adults have little to no understanding of the realities of mental illness. It doesn’t have to be the same for the next generation.
Having someone outside the situation who can validate your perceptions is an important tool in recovery.