I used to confuse healing with erasure, like holding down the backspace key or pressing an infinite delete button. But forgetting is easy, and it is also temporary.
For a while I wiped this experience from my memory completely. I went on living my life as if this stranger hadn’t crossed the ultimate line of complete invasion of space.
Stay away from anything that starts with “Why do you,” “Why are you,” “You shouldn’t,” and “I think.” I don’t want your advice, I want your support.
Realizing that bipolar disorder doesn’t define you as a person. You are not bipolar; you HAVE bipolar.
You’ll start to care about yourself again instead of making someone else the center of your universe. And though they may still take up about 99.9% of your thoughts, you still thought about yourself the other .01%. And soon, that will turn in to 5%, then 10%, then eventually you’ll become your first priority.