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I Am Bipolar And I Live A Great Life

For people who are comfortable with themselves and being Bipolar - Please see our sister group, "The Bipolar Support Group". It helps those who are Bipolar but not so comfortable with it... 65 People

    Logic And Reason

     My bipolarity is an intimate and integral part of my being. I have spent years working towards this mindset.  It was almost impossible sometimes, but now I have adopted logic and reason as weapons to use against my constantly swinging emotions and I have centered...
    geodude geodude 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    Adventures At the "Funny Farm" - My 3-day Stint :-d

    Boy oh boy, lol, the Psych Ward was something else. There were three floors and i was on the second. The first floor was for folks who had major dementia like schizophrenia. The second floor was for folk who were bipolar like me, pathological liars, or folk who suffered from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 26, 2009

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    In The Beginning...

    it was very tough.  i let me be a victim.  every mood swing was torture.  i began to hate myself and everything around me.  anger ate me alive inside.  then one day, i started to change.i realized that my emotions are part of me, and always will...
    usetheforceluke usetheforceluke 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    I Am Bipolar Too

    I am bipolar too, need to be aware of my lower cycles to be in control of my emotions. However, I love my up swings they are ausome I can acomplish more in one week than most people can do in a year. I love the exitement and the soaring rush.
    Rokete Rokete 36-40, M Jan 11, 2010

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    The Perfect Group For Me

    Almost five years ago I found out that I am bipolar.  I am familiar with bipolar disorder because my mom is also bipolar.  All my life I’ve watched my mom struggle with bipolar, she went in and out of mental hospitals.  I can sit here and tell story after...
    dburger dburger 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2010

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    When I Am Manic!

    When I am manic I Love it. Sure the fall down sucks like hell, but the manic it self is ******* awesome. I am so socail, and just want to have so much fun. I Love that part of being Bipolar, but for the rest of it, it sucks big monkey balls!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    It's the Price I Pay For Being Who I Am

    From an early age, i knew something was different about me.  I started mutilating myself when i was about 2 years old (from what i am told by the elders in my family).  I always had extreme mood swings and panic attacks, but never knew what was "wrong" with me. As i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    I Have Learned So Much

    ...from most stories in this group.  originally when i started this group, i was in several bipolar groups - but most of them looked at BP with disdain.  i reached a point in which i was able to feel that BP is a Blessing, just one that is in disguise.  LOL. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 3, 2010

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    I Had This Thought Today

    It's great to be me and it's great to be bipolar.  Life works great for me now that i know fully who and what i am.  It's a great feeling to be bipolar me. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    How many of you are surprised by this?

    Good! Thats exactly how I want to break this stigma over mental illness.As MrHeartaFire I have been struggling to see if I should share my story or not but after reading Demi Lovato's courageous story of advocating for bipolars I knew it would help others. Her story is here http...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    It Is A Lot Of Work, But Worth It.

    I live without medication, because that is truly the best option for me.  My mania state is usually a euphoric hypomania, and my depressive states last no more than a month.  I spend much more of my life moving from one to the other than actually being manic or...
    knutmeg knutmeg 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    Being Bipolar Can Be Hard...

    but when times get rough with being Bipolar, i use these little "PICK ME UPs"..... 1)- I am unlovable.  ----->->-> I AM LOVABLE 2)- I am alone in this world. ----->->-> I KNOW AND LOVE MANY PEOPLE I will always be like this. ----->...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    All In The Family

    Been bi polar runs and the family but mostly the female . My mother never took medicine for and she didn't allow my older sister take them . i didn't even know tell my mom says one day out of the blue "oh Hun you may or may not be bipolar .so you should get that checked out ." i...
    4evergemini 4evergemini 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2010

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    I Love This

    I'm sorry to intrude, I'm not bipolar, but I LOVE this topic. I love how accepting all of you are with your "being-in-the world"!! Keep it up everyone, having a great life is in the end a matter of choice. A choice in our attitude towards life circumstances.
    paigemarshall23 paigemarshall23 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    It Gets Better

    I feel like I've made it out. It only took 7 years and two trips to mental hospital. Now the only thing is I'm afraid of relapsing. My meds are straight, I get my bible verses once a day, I've been able to stay employed, I'm painting woodworking learning to weld. I stopped...
    dburger dburger 26-30, M Aug 12, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    But I can't. Gotta stop living in the past and don't plan for the future. Just live in the present. Easy init? But it's not init? Life on earth is a privilege and not to be taken...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 21

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    I getting sick of people tell me how I should live my life in a certain way I don't even like your group so quit forcing me to be in yours.
    sham17 sham17 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I'm well aware that believing something is possible is the first step towards making it happen. And I KNOW that I can live my life more productively and happily if I were to...
    sadvibes sadvibes 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Once again, I don't mean literally other lifetimes. I mean this one. Tonight I was thinking of the past. The night after we got married. I was thinking of how happy we were. Good...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M Jan 21

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    im not alone right now 3 out of my 4 siblings are home.i couldn't concentrate on my school work because they have music on so i can't concentrate. my work is due today . so i got...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Devote yourself to an idea. Go make it happen .. Struggle on it...overcome your fears... Smile....don't forget: this is your dream......
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    it just isn't gonna work. my guts telling me I should just end the relationship instead of trying to work things out again......
    Qballsidepocket Qballsidepocket 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I hate this feeling that I am alone. Someone was supposed to be with me tonight but instead the person is enjoying someone else company and had the nerve to post it on a social...
    BKNY2000 BKNY2000 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    That's about the entirety of it in a nut shell. I fell for a girl when she was 17, I 18. We had a very intense, deep love for only 3 months time. After 9 years of remaining...
    jsc0tzi jsc0tzi 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I suffer with bipolar type 2 . For the last 3 years it was diagnosed with just pmdd. It's been so hard writing about it makes me want to tear up. It's hard to talk to someone about...
    final666 final666 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    There is one time in particular that I still wonder about, did I do the right thing? I lied to my father at age 16 or so. My mom was there too. He asked me: "Tom (not my real...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    One year outWhen I first met my husband I splattered him with love, dunked him in it, wrapped myself around him and tried to infuse him with it. It shone brightly enough that a...
    TheOneWhoComesAndGoes TheOneWhoComesAndGoes 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    At this point in life it's just hard to be happy anymore. All my life consist of now is struggle, drama, sadness, school, and pain. I haven't been happy in months and anything...
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Everyone wonders sometime in their life, what is life? The question that is always there, the question that is always asked, bet never truly answered. You can create analogies...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Belonging to a Indian family and being the youngest member of the family doesn't create any complication but in my life it's really hard to explain what I am going through.. I'm 20...
    hayenyari hayenyari 18-21, F Jan 15

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    HY I M 25 years old woman and i just lost every hope in this life i think about killing my self a lot so i ll tell my story maby i ll find some hepl from you guys when i was 20 i...
    karizsiad karizsiad 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Life is way to short.. I live my life to fullest.. So many people are closed minded.. Why.. Just enjoy life.. We only have one life why not enjoy it..
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    For over 20 years I lived a life with very little sex. The times we did have it were mostly initiated by me. After many years of this it really messes with a person's psyche...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    im learning how to let go. its hard and difficult at times but i have to live my life for me. i have a genuine heart and i s always take others into consideration but in actuality...
    edyo23 edyo23 26-30, F Jan 13

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    I appreciate everything that life has to give. From the little moments to big moments, I'll cherish them all. Something as simple as a smile or knowing the people I love are okay...
    AndyL567 AndyL567 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    I had lived a Life one day… There came to me one day that the morning was different. I felt the Tuesday “sickness” again (I will spend a day with my friends that I like less...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like when you live a life...you will hit by tremendous among of waves everyday...but when you learn to survive those waves..no matter how much time it takes...when you learn...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M Jan 5

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    Everyday has been a struggle ever since I found out. I am sinking deeper into a depression and I am all alone in this. Every little thing about my day has left me at the verge of...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    If someone gave me a ticket to anywhere right now, I would go. Just once in my life before I die, I want to fly away to some place exciting and different than I have ever known...
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 10 Responses Jan 13

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    Me: "Things are going great !" Life: "Ok, give me a minute"
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Plum village...a community where people involved in the work of social transformation go for rest and spiritual nourishment. That would be a reTREAT for sure. Thanks...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    The road to my diagnosis was a long and rocky journey. I've had problems with depression since I was a teenager. My parents just wrote it off as me being a moody kid. During my...
    Imagine20 Imagine20 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Confused, distraught, helpless, alone, judged, restless, tired, wired, but most of all frightened. I don’t know how to process that I have a disease that has no cure. A disease I...
    Isabellarose94 Isabellarose94 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I want to travel the world. I want to write a book. I want to learn everything. I want to research if parallel dimensions existed. I want to live in a fantasy world...was what is...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    So, I've been really reluctant to post anything here but I'm just taking a leap of faith I guess. Two years ago, I was extremely depressed and was getting suicidal and I wrote a...
    BryannaC BryannaC 18-21, F Jan 23

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    I really hate being Bipolar. I honestly don't really know anyone who likes it, but who knows. I am someone who likes know why and why not for almost everything. like everything has...
    AfraidOfMyOwnMind AfraidOfMyOwnMind 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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