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I Am Bipolar And Accept It

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    I am bipolar and will not allow people to shame

    and stigmatize me for things I've done while manic. I know I'm a good man but I'm out of control when I high mania. Show a person feel bad for having cancer and soiling there bed?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16, 2015

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    I'm not an aggressive bipolar,

    like the ones they portray on TV. I basically can go from super happy to manically depressed. I can be super friendly to a p*ssy b*tch. I can love you then hate you. I lie and manipulate without realizing it. I tease and flirt even though I don't like people. It's really hard to...
    jaebirda jaebirda 16-17, F Dec 8, 2015

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    I more than except bipolar finally getting

    moods under control I getting cloud lifted off on my thinking is like a awakening. If you can get to a point in your life where bipolar isn't hurting you. It's no longer a mental illness but a gift.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 25, 2015

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    Refreshing!

    Today for one of the first times ever I was treated as a person and NOT a mental illness by a psychiatrist. I can't tell you how refreshing it is to have someone talk to me like a normal person instead of a delusional - and possible - psychopath. Finally, I feel like the help I...
    GuardstheGrey GuardstheGrey 22-25, M Mar 22, 2012

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    A Bipolar Survivor

    i was diagnosed bipolar last year after just being used to the sudden fluctuations in moods one day up the next down and i have now settled on my meds and am now getting the psychiatric help that is tailored to help me and not the medical profession i would like to think that i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    Being bipolar at times sucks even though the meds help sometimes it's other who don't understand me
    krazkcatlady3085 krazkcatlady3085 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been struggling lately about taking my meds. I know they keep me stable but the side effects are getting to me. Weight gain, tiredness, lack of sexual desire.... What do you...
    BlissfulBoredom BlissfulBoredom 26-30, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hello. I'm new here. I found this great forum while searching for "how to handle a bipolar spouse" I noticed a lot of other people deal with this and could really use the support...
    Tjm1919 Tjm1919 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    At times I find myself filled with questions and woe; enough to write a book or two. Despite those melancholic bouts, I can always vouch for one seemingly positive sentiment about...
    naturesxwanderess1 naturesxwanderess1 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't expect others to blindly accept me and not have some of their own personal standards. I like to surround myself with people who realize and enjoy the fact that life is...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes i am bipolar and it doesn't mean i'm crazy. I'm still living a normal life.
    kmgan kmgan 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't have a bf but I am Bipolar and I don't like the stigma people put on it
    krazkcatlady3085 krazkcatlady3085 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    so yes I am bipolar 1 disorder manic to moderate. yep I know that, have know since I was 12 that something was different about me. I have went from cutting to drugs to piercings...
    Amber237 Amber237 51-55, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have come to accept that I will be on meds for the rest of my natural life. But this disorder, disease, life wrecker, is not stronger than I am. I am stronger because I am...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't care who you are. If you accept me I'll accept you. If you don't accept me then you're missing out on a great person/weirdo/friend/nerd/student/student/Etc. You're missing...
    eharber97 eharber97 18-21, M a week ago

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    I'll like to be accepted for me not for people think I am I'm bi I do think girls are cute but some boys make me feel so strange inside but anyway I'm also something no one truly...
    Antcraft101 Antcraft101 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    for me not for anyone else just me and quite frankly if you can accept me for who I am then you don't need to be in my life because I have set goals and I know what's best for me...
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F Feb 2

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    I'm bipolar II and it's mostly the severe depression. I'm not sure where to turn to. I was wondering if anyone knew of any good online outlets (besides 7cupsoftea) that would be...
    customconcerned94 customconcerned94 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    May I introduce myself? I have bipolar disorder type 2, but I am damn sure I will be type one shortly if my episodes haven't ventured into full blown mania already. I know my...
    creativemayan creativemayan 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I am a very honest person and like to be upfront with people so when I first meet someone I have to just let them know I am bipolar and why you may ask, because a lot of people...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I had this doctor once who said " bipolar isn't so bad. If I had to chose between diabetes and bipolar is chose bipolar because it's very treatable". And I was like firstly, you...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    The most annoying thing someone can tell me is that I shouldn't take medication for my bipolar. People sometimes say I just need to learn to manage my emotions on my own. I'm...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm not sure it happens sometimes but one minute im happy next i am sad the turned on then angry I just don't understand sometimes i be sad for no reason sometimes i go over the...
    sabzzzz sabzzzz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Yes,I accept everyone for who they are.you may make bad choices but no ones perfect I make plenty of mistakes.if u feel comfortable to share anything to me then Thats good enough...
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I have this friend she is a beautiful woman inside and out but she has bipolar. The first time I met her I warmed to her straight away, she was bubbly and so friendly but when I...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    “It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron What get's in the way of acceptance? Image. If we...
    JustTheSun JustTheSun 26-30 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I think if you panic at the thought of being alone, and you feel sad when you're left on you're own, then you don't accept yourself. I was sitting here kind of grieving because I...
    JustTheSun JustTheSun 26-30 1 Response Jan 23

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    My fiance of 8 years is bipolar, so I know what you all are going through. He is the sweetest guy and I know he doesn't mean what comes out. This is a sad illness.
    AmazingGrace84 AmazingGrace84 31-35 1 Response Jan 22

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    Is my boyfriend bipolar? Within 3 weeks of knowING me he offered to give me 4000 because someone else owed me the money....I didn't take the money tho He constantly says that...
    discolady discolady 36-40 1 Response Jan 22

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    I accept them for who they are, but this doesn't mean I enjoy everyone's company. I'm simply saying that people show you who they are... Don't expect them to be someone they are...
    HeUsedToBeMine HeUsedToBeMine 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Everyone is different and yet, no one is perfect. I accept you as you are, gay, bi, trans. Whatever. I have ZERO right to look at someone else's flaws while I am not perfect myself...
    bluesky1223 bluesky1223 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I learned in 2015 Spring to LOVE and ACCEPT my body as it is, very sincerely and truly. I am overweight, although I am on my weight loss journey for a year, I lose weight steadily...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I AM ACCEPTED FOR WHO I AM YOUR JUST A HACKING JEALOUS TUB.... YOU CANT EVEN HANDLE FACEBOOK THE RIGHT WAY FILE HER IN...SHE MAKES ME SICK
    lastsunday52 lastsunday52 51-55, F Jan 21

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    I AM ACCEPTED FOR WHO I AM YOUR JUST A HACKING JEALOUS TUB.... YOU CANT EVEN HANDLE FACEBOOK THE RIGHT WAY FILE HER IN...SHE MAKES ME SICK
    lastsunday52 lastsunday52 51-55, F Jan 21

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    I AM ACCEPTED FOR WHO I AM YOUR JUST A HACKING JEALOUS TUB.... YOU CANT EVEN HANDLE FACEBOOK THE RIGHT WAY FILE HER IN...SHE MAKES ME SICK
    lastsunday52 lastsunday52 51-55, F Jan 21

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    I actually just want to be accepted for my past. Which included a mental disorder. Since I lost a friend because of it, it seems more shameful past, than it ever was. Since having...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Jan 21

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    Isn't it funny how we spent all our lives on judging people. I myself have experienced judging people sometimes in a negative way or a positive way. It's hard because I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I don't want to feel like I have to prove myself anymore. I just want to be accepted..
    Nmetb Nmetb 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Your such a beautiful person! Just by what you write! Its good to know we can accept each other flaws and all!!
    MzMecka1969 MzMecka1969 46-50, F Jan 20

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    I was just recently diagnosed as manic depressant bipolar and ocd all in one day.. I still don't know how to feel about it. i want to be normal and its like what ever i think or...
    covermewithrain covermewithrain 26-30, F Jan 20

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    We my bipolar story has some curves. I think my symptoms started in 1999 when I was with a crazy drug *****. I wasn't on drugs but she put me through hell. That's when family...
    bmf62275 bmf62275 36-40, M