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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... 64 People

    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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    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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    For all of you fighting this,

    I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression and bipolar http://bipolar2medstudent.blogspot.com/
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Aug 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've always seemed to do things to make others happy. I think it's high time I start to live my life for me and make me happy.
    1970Something 1970Something 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Despite what people may say, I am a unique and beautiful snowflake. (Fight Club reference) In reality though, I live life how I want it lived and just stopped caring about others...
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M Sep 6

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    I've come through it all to find that, at least for me, its the only way to a satisfying life. Its far more satisfying than I ever imagined. I've always been a dreamer and still...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M Aug 25

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    Irony of life: the lawyer hopes you get into trouble, the doctor hopes you get sick, the police hopes you become a criminal, the teacher hopes you are born stupid, the landlord...
    lovehim2death lovehim2death 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Right though I mean just for this teen part of my life I don't regret how I spend my sad little days -,-
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I can help myself no more...I want to die if I can't get any help
    natashaesor natashaesor 18-21, F Aug 23

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    i am alive and living mylife in my way
    calimaro calimaro 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I mean i like having friends and all but i don't want a relationship my hearts not meant for love
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M Sep 6

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    My career as an international investigative journalist ended abruptly in a hospitalization to a padded cell with a drain in the floor. Told I should apply for disability and not...
    aspenmorrow aspenmorrow 36-40, F Aug 19

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    Life is hard. There's no book written step by step for what's right or wrong, or how marriage should or shouldn't be, how to or not to raise your kids. You just have to follow your...
    MsMoon2013 MsMoon2013 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I stay on this planet for the ones I love. I live for them. They are the only reason I breath. But if they weren't around, I wouldn't be here, I don't tell many people about this...
    brandijade92 brandijade92 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    We are not truly free. We live in a world full of restrictions and prohibitions. We pay to exist. How can one be truly happy living this way. Armed with this new found realisation...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Ever since I was little, I was told I'm no good, nothing will come of me, no one will love me, etc. I've never had anyone to encourage me, stand up for me & protect me (not even...
    genie1981 genie1981 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I need some support. I checked on the status of divorce proceedings today. Had to leave a message. I am shaking. It doesn't help that there's a THIRD paralegal change since I...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    I don't want to live my life in a holding pattern, neither good, nor bad... just existing. Barely holding on until the next trial lays me flat once more. I want to live my life...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    **** people that think they know what is best for me, if my parents knew me as well as they thought they did, then I wouldn't be going to college because they want me too. It's...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M Aug 26

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    I hear everyone around me talk about the " right" way to live life. I feel like I'm standing still while everyone is hustling by. Graduation, moving, marriage, children, jobs. It...
    Mang0Tree Mang0Tree 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    .... So sex isn't important to her, and that hurts way more than it should, right? I feel like my life wouldn't be complete without her, but without sex, lust, passion, the feeling...
    drako112005 drako112005 22-25, M 15 Responses Aug 24

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    I appreciate all the things big or small in my life happy or stressful days, I do appreciate them because I'm still here.. You can be way less fortunate then you are now so be...
    siciliana91 siciliana91 22-25, F Aug 30

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    For years I have wanted to sack off society; it's broken, every part of modern life is dominated by money. I have written a lot of private stuff on my views and opinions of our...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Short comings, short sex drive, short of expressing love are all part of Sexless Marriage. Denial and refusal are very familiar. Pay attention to your spouse's messages. My s/m...
    musicinme musicinme 56-60, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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    Jesus. Dear God. Please help! I'm rarely able to make up my mind about things. When I do I change my mind often. I am a planner not a finisher. An idea person not the person to...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    My life is filled with joy and happiness. I have supporting parents and friends carrier than I. Anyone who comes in contact is blown away by how overwhelming my happiness is. I...
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M Aug 22

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    If he can do it, I can: http://www.cbn.com/tv/1430455394001 Life is hard. But not impossible. I'm broken but I can still live a life. My circumstances may not change but I can.
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    The principal defence lawyer, Mr Richard Lawson, examined criminology and labored throughout the legal justice method in Canada for ten years right before studying legal...
    Lestermg94 Lestermg94 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Always thought the choice between being happy for yourself and giving up the things we want to make others happy was such a fine line. I wanted to have a great life just being...
    enoch1005 enoch1005 22-25, M Sep 3

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    For the past four years lifr has bern equivalent to hell. As day goes by parents want more. Do this ..... Do that...... Ur friends suck..... They are the reason y u go bad.... And...
    craplyf craplyf 18-21, F Sep 11

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    I was fearless. I challenged myself, I accepted the bad and shared the good. I lived a life of adventure. I found my path in life. I fed my nomadic soul and watched it grow. I...
    Sunflowergirll Sunflowergirll 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    The compromise promise. I ran into a former colleague yesterday. When I worked with him I got to know his wife and kids, and the couple seemed happily married, but got divorced a...
    something2talkabout something2talkabout 51-55, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've always wanted to live this lifestyle!
    Dholloway124 Dholloway124 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I had a spark of hope last month. But the tears put it out. I'm so tired of coming back to the pain. It's like how they say you are in the woods without a compass. I circle back...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    In a way I have but the chapter is only half read if that it's time to be me and live a life freedom men fight for us to have freedom all the time so let's use it...while we still...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 5 days ago

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