I Have a Boyfriend Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 388 People

    Venting And Hurting...Not Proud Of How I Feel

    In a text message roughly two weeks ago, I asked you the simple question: How are you? From there you completely derailed my life, again. I was in a strong and good place when you reached out to let me know that you had lost your job and you felt like your life was unravelling...
    mosh2332 mosh2332
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

    I am in a new (3 months) relationship with a guy

    that I immediately felt a strong connection with and fell in love with quickly. I adore him! But our relationship has been very rocky. After the first few weeks of seeing eachother, he kept trying to break up with me saying that he's no good, he'll destroy what we have and for...
    raveybaby78 raveybaby78
    36-40, F
    Feb 1, 2015

    I Stand By My Bipolar Boyfriend...

    ..and hopefully always will. I can't say there aren't days where I truly want to pack up my things and leave, and lord knows I'd be justified in doing so, but I won't. I just became a member on this forum after finding you guys on a google search for ''dealing with bipolar...
    Danielle3668 Danielle3668
    27 Responses Nov 4, 2010

    This is almost one of the hardest things I've

    ever had to deal with... The episodes... Mood swings , angry for no reason, hostility.... Hardly anyone in my life knows about it because it's such a secret.. But I'd thought I'd share it with EP. No one to really talk about it with... Have to keep the pain and frustrations...
    Teeze22 Teeze22
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 6, 2014

    I fell so deeply in love with my boyfriend

    who told me he had bipolar and schizophrenia. Obviously i didn't judge him becaus i suffer with depression and anxiety so i actually related to him. I feel like he doesn't love me and he just sees me as convenient and someone to control, he liked the fact i was hard to obtain...
    mylo2 mylo2
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    How Being In Love With Someone With Bipolar Type A Has Changed My View On Relationships And Love

    1) You expect much less from them. 2) You forget what a short-distance relationship feels like. Never mind the fact he forgot your birthday; the real question is how many months will go by before you see or hear from him again. 3) Death threats become a normal part of...
    000kefitch 000kefitch
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2013

    It's really rough dealing with my boyfriend

    having rapid cycle.. I love him more than anything in the world, and he takes great care of me, but with health problems, stress is hard to handle, and I take on every emotion he feels, no matter how hard I try not to.. My boyfriend takes lithium and some other psych drugs, and...
    rijithekitten rijithekitten
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2016

    I am a highly sensitive person,

    and my boyfriend is bipolar. It's incredibly hard when he pushes me away and wants to be alone. I take everything personally, so it's a huge deal to me when he does this. I think he doesn't love me or care about me when he tells me he wants to be alone. I know I need to give him...
    mlcathcart mlcathcart
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    I have been reading people's stories with no

    energy to write at all. I have been seeing a guy for 4 yrs. at first it felt like we were soul mates. we clicked n he was so intelligent I couldn't stop being in his space then after a while he couldn't hide his mask anymore. he would be warm then cold. he would literally shut...
    zamalishas zamalishas
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    Just wondering if anyone had any advice on how

    to improve my boyfriend's self-esteem. Half of his battle is he doesn't think too highly of himself. He is a very intelligent guy, but he doesn't think so. Which is why I think he is afraid to get a job. I tell him often that he is intelligent and he just blows it off. Maybe...
    nicolem84 nicolem84
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    It has been one year

    since I witnessed my first bipolar "manic" episode from my boyfriend. I can remember it like it was yesterday. I'm not going to lie, I was extremely scared. I have never seen someone act the way he did that late night into the early morning. I felt like I was watching a horror...
    nicolem84 nicolem84
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    I could write a book about my experiences with

    my bipolar bf. We have been together a year. Everything seemed "normal" until about 9 months in. I knew from the start about his bipolar. He is on medication, he held a job, payed his bills, seemed wonderful. After 9 months, his stress levels with work, his ex and custody...
    djsunshine djsunshine
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

    I have just broke up with my BP man

    after only 3 months together 6 weeks of actually being in a relationship. He ignored my text and phone calls sometimes for 10 hours. He asked me to call and text him regularly and to start with we was in constant contact. I told him I felt bad about keep texting him when he was...
    Nikki2292 Nikki2292
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014

    The Hard Times

    This is the hard times of having a partner with Bipolar. Right now he is down and depressed, but at least he calls me to let me know he loves me and is thinking of me. This to me shows he cares about my feelings. When Stephen gets like this all he wants to do is sleep, or not...
    GothicXCupcake GothicXCupcake
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2011

    Marrying a Bipolar Woman Has Changed Me Forever

    My marriage to my wife has been the roller coaster ride of a lifetime, I'm waiting for my divorce to be finalized. She has the worst level there is,she looks to self medicate with anything she can get her hands on meth,x-tasy,painpills you name it. She has disappeared for days at...
    dart225 dart225
    24 Responses Jan 1, 2009

    Good morning , My boyfriend

    and I have been dating for 13 months now . before we met he told me that he has bipolar hes been suffering with bipolar for 5 years now . In the beginning of our relationship everything was great not even the word great explain how amazing he is . I did not see any sides of...
    myedw1 myedw1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2014

    Dealing With His Mood Swings.

    My boyfriend and I have been together for a year now. He told me early on that he suffers from partial bi polar disorder and OCD. He is on medication for it, thank goodness. We are good for each other and things are fine--most of the time. When he rarely forgets to take his...
    timeheals timeheals
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    I'm trying so hard to give him space.

    I haven't received a message from him in a couple of days, which I expected. But now I'm starting to worry if he's physically okay. I don't want to betray his trust but is it acceptable to ask his best friend? I just don't want anything to happen to him
    eternalfrisson89 eternalfrisson89
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    I started dating him almost a year ago

    and he didn't have any symptoms. Then he started being distant and sad and escalated to a panic attack so bad he was vomiting blood. He was diagnosed and stated on the Meds two months ago but he just lost his health insurance and full time job so he can't afford the medicine...
    elvenqueen elvenqueen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    He's going through an episode & ******* me off

    in the process. Complaining about everything, every single day! I try to be patient & understand that it is the illness but I'm still pissed off! He wants kittens, finds them yesterday. We go get them & they are infested with fleas. I research, tell him to bathe them in dawn...
    WhereIsTheLogic WhereIsTheLogic
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    4 months ago I began spending time with a boy

    who changed the way I look at everything. 3 months ago we officially started dating and I've never been happier. We both fell in love quickly even though there were possible obstacles in our way. He told me from the beginning he had Bipolar Disorder. However, we never went much...
    eternalfrisson89 eternalfrisson89
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2014

    A bipolar relationship.

    .. You want to get off the roller-coaster, but how?? How do you give up on him, when you love him so much..or is it pity??? Or the sex?? What keeps you coming back??? What?
    Ninalinda1973 Ninalinda1973
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2014

    Falling For A Bipolar Boy.

    About two months ago (wow, has it really been that long?) I met this amazing guy. He is cute, funny, nice, caring, charming and so my "type" that it's insane. A couple of weeks ago though he told me something huge about himself; he is bipolar. At first I didn't really know how...
    Wallflower90 Wallflower90
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2010

    Is it sad that I'm just waiting around

    for my boyfriend to have a huge manic episode and end up in a mental health unit? Over the last few months, I have seen a change in him. He has no ambition for ANYTHING!! He is completely content with just sitting on the couch and watching t.v. all day. I better not forget...
    nicolem84 nicolem84
    31-35, F
    Apr 28, 2014

    This really just tickled me!

    The experience isn't really funny. But I just wanted to bring a smile to the faces of the women who are going through something similar. Hope all is well.
    Teeze22 Teeze22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2014

    Help! I really need some support

    as well as to get this load of a story out there as I have been keeping everything inside. I meet my bipolar boyfriend on a dating site 3 years ago, he was my first online date. We had a great first date and kept seeing each other. I was just out of a long term relationship and...
    Happy00123 Happy00123
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    Hey everyone! My story is a little bit different

    as my boyfriend happens to be both bipolar and a long distant boyfriend. I did find a similar experience on here but it didn’t quite help me because I couldn’t relate to it in any way… It’s been awhile since I wanted to talk about that but every time I do so it’s with...
    paulaisnotok paulaisnotok
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2016

    Bipolar Partner

    Being the girlfriend of a mixed mood hypo-manic bipolar victim is really freaking hard. My boyfriend has been battling this without knowing it for so many years and was just recently diagnosed. I've known for a couple years though and that never helped him- TRUST ME. He goes...
    chaosinanutshell chaosinanutshell
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Sep 26, 2007

    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar (

    and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his body I know now that he has bipolar 2 . We have a long distance relationship and I love him so much he is the first guy I have ever...
    lela201465 lela201465
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    My Bipolar Ex-Boyfriend Made Me Change The Way I See Life. I Feel Sad And Alone.

    I'm 23 years old and yet I feel like I'm so much old inside. I can't really get along well with people my age. I don't understand the kind of person I am. And most of all, I feel like there is no one who can really and truly understand me and appreciate me for who I am. I've...
    PennyWidmore PennyWidmore
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

    My boyfriend of 7 months has bipolar,

    and didn't tell me initially, his meds affect his sex drive completely, am in love with him, and don't know what to do. How does someone give up sex with the one they love, anyone else know how to deal with this problem or has the same problem?
    MosDaisy MosDaisy
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2014

    And when he doesn't take his mess he turns into

    a girl on her period. Almost 3 years with him and I still hate when he gets like this ugh!!!
    JuBear424 JuBear424
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014

    One-Sided Relationship :/

    Somedays I feel like this relationship with my boyfriend is failing. I try to carry on a conversation with him and it feels like I'm talking to a brick wall and get no response. Other times I get one word answers, which I find annoying. Somedays I feel like I'm bothering him...
    nicoleam84 nicoleam84
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    I have been with a bipolar/Schizo affective

    boyfriend for 4 years. I don't know how much more I can deal. He is a resource and energy drain to the point I'm afraid of him. I am always in the wrong. I cared for a dying parent and he gave me emotional hell for leaving to see an old friend that I was once involved with. He...
    SapphireLibra SapphireLibra
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    I am in a 10 years relationship with someone

    who is bipolar. When I was 18 we fell in love and now I am 28. 1 years ago I found that he is bipolar. We are going to married by the next mounth. I love him so much but I am afraid. Afraid of living with him. Afraid of having child. Sometimes I think I should leave him. It will...
    Barbarashf Barbarashf
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    I left him after several episodes of me

    suspecting cheating, stopping it right before it happened. and finally catching him "just going to dinner" "nothing else happened" with a girl the same age as my daughter whom he paid for the courtesy of her time. maybe he cannot help his impulses but I cannot help being...
    surgchic surgchic
    51-55, F
    Mar 1, 2016

    Just Trying To Love Him

    I have been with my bf for six months and we were friends for a few months before that. I love him completely and for the first time in many years, feel like I've found a partner who's also my best friend. When things are good, they are amazing. We laugh, talk about anything and...
    HB1982 HB1982
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jul 2, 2012

    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar (

    and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his body I know now that he has bipolar 2 . We have a long distance relationship and I love him so much he is the first guy I have ever...
    lela201465 lela201465
    18-21, F
    Jul 10, 2014

    My boyfriend can be so loving

    and make me think everything is perfect then I ask him a simple question (if I should pierce my ears) and he blows up on me telling me not to let some man pierce my boobs. He always brings up how "I have a bunch of boyfriends" and assumes im cheating but im not! Now I texted him...
    Kenzie66 Kenzie66
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    Love & Hate

    Being in a relationship with a Bipolar is painful. Things get really bad and I leave and then he convinces me that if I come back that it'll be better. (That hasn't been true yet) I have to admit I miss him when I'm gone. Love is not supposed to be this hard. But this is HARD...
    thecalm1 thecalm1
    31-35, F
    54 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    I have a feeling that my relationship with my

    boyfriend is coming to an end. :( He seems very distant from me. I have not seen or really talked with him in a week. When I text him, I barely get a response, sometimes I don't even get one. Unsure what is going on with him, which makes me worried. I have noticed in the last...
    nicolem84 nicolem84
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    Hello all, I have had a boyfriend

    that has be diagnosed with bipolar and is currently not on any medical treatment. He had a plan for a while but it seemed to not stick with his daily routine. Lately he has been with-drawn for a while. I ask him what he needs and he like to be talked to, however I am not...
    kc248753 kc248753
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    I'm getting ready to leave

    and it breaks my heart.
    surgchic surgchic
    51-55, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    Getting A Better Understanding.

    I have read some stories on other people's experiences dealing with someone that is bipolar and it brought me to tears. :'( My boyfriend and I have been dating for over a year. I love him dearly, but some days it is difficult, then I think that every relationship has it's ups...
    nicoleam84 nicoleam84
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Aug 16, 2013

    He has cut me off. I got

    so frustrated with him I told him a few home truths. It went like this. I think u need physiological help u need to get yr bipolar in order. yr text messages u send me are strange. The way u come across to me arn't right. U honestly think I am the type of person that will put...
    Nikki2292 Nikki2292
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2014

    Last night my boyfriend's mom

    and I went for a walk and we had chance to talk about my boyfriend. Back in Oct. he fell because he ran into a ladder, then about 3 months ago he fell again and smacked his head on a metal desk. His mom flat out asked him what he did. Here what he is doing is taking drags from...
    nicolem84 nicolem84
    31-35, F
    May 22, 2014

    I really try not to think the worst

    but I can't help but notice she has been manipulative before!!😫 my heart is torn and time is ticking..
    fight2staypositive fight2staypositive
    26-30, F
    Jul 29, 2014

    Save Yourself! My Ten Tips To Stop Arguments With Your Partner With Bipolar!

    Hey, I'm in a long term loving relationship with my boyfriend who has bipolar and personality disorder and yes it can be a massive struggle! But It can be rewarding when you both get into a rhyme with each other. I’ve just read a fantastic blog about a guy and his...
    Joewansley Joewansley
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 23, 2013

    I never expected to fall in love with someone

    who is bipolar, but it happened and I wonder why I was chosen because some days it truly is difficult and draining. I am willing to stand by his side for as long as he will let me. I see the pain in his eyes and I want to take it all away and cry myself to sleep at nights...
    nicolem84 nicolem84
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 25, 2014

    For the first time in days he replied to me

    yesterday. It wasn't a long conversation and he still seemed kind of distant/formal, but I'm glad he replied. Later I sent him an image of his favorite candy on Instagram telling him they made me think of him. He said he really wished he had some and even put an exclamation mark...
    eternalfrisson89 eternalfrisson89
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014

    I don't have a bf but I am Bipolar

    and I don't like the stigma people put on it
    krazkcatlady3085 krazkcatlady3085
    31-35, F
    Feb 6, 2016
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