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I Have a Boyfriend Who Has Bipolar Disorder

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    Bi Polar Boyfriend- Help

    Our year long relationship started off strong and fast, I had just gotten out of a 3 year relationship and I told my new boyfriend "Ben" that I didn't want to jump into one. That's where the controlling started, he yelled at me often to change my Facebook status (something that I...
    LoveAndOtherDrugs101 LoveAndOtherDrugs101 22-25, F 3 Responses May 5, 2012

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    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

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    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 18-21 4 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    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 22-25, F Jul 29

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    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 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    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

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    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

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    I'm really struggling.

    ..I am pretty sure when I met my boyfriend he was in a hypomanic state. We met by chance when living on opposite sides of the country. He flew back and forth to see me and everything was great. He was attentive, passionate, very sexual and playful, funny, smart...I felt like the...
    adr1979 adr1979 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    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 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    A letter I wish I could give to my boyfriend.

    R, Unsure how I want to start this because I have so much I want to tell you. The first time I laid eyes on you, I knew you were the one. You made me laugh, you made me feel special, and you are so intelligent. When you told me that you suffer from bipolar disorder, I didn't...
    nicolem84 nicolem84 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    Hope to Hopeless In 60 Seconds

    My boyfriend can be the greatest.....but he can also be the worst. He cycles through moods so swiftly sometimes, that it's hard for me to keep up. He's finally gotten into counseling, but I'm still looking for results. We've been together for almost 3 years. He is the love of my...
    thecalm1 thecalm1 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    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 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    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 22-25 15 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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    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 26-30, F May 22

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    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

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    I have a boyfriend that is bipolar.

    . We have a daughter. He is from Albuquerque, and I'm from NYC, I'm loud and he's not... He always threatens me with leaving because I'm so loud... Am I better than that? I already have 3 children from my previous 17 year marriage... He doesn't communicate at all... How the hell...
    Becky0320 Becky0320 36-40, F Jan 29

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    I met my current boyfriend

    when I was 16 years old. We did not start dating until I was 17. We soon moved in together and got married. I gave birth to our son when I was 20. He was my life, my soul mate, my everything. It wasn't until after our son was born that he started to really exhibit anger...
    Bhopeless Bhopeless 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    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...
    deadspiritied deadspiritied 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am stuck. Completely stuck with my situation

    and I was hoping to seek some advice through here. I have never done this before, shared my story on a website, but have been reading a lot of the posts and I feel like I can relate. Sorry if this gets a little lengthy, but this has been a roller coaster ride for me. I will try...
    cak22 cak22 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    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 5 Responses Jun 6

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I Think My Man Is Bipolar

    Wow, I can relate to some of this. I've been online researching bipolar for a few weeks now and i think my bf/fiance is bipolar. we started dating about 5 yrs ago and broke up after 1 1/2 yrs bc although we have a lot in common and we think alike, our relationship was just on the...
    MISTY92335 MISTY92335 51-55 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    I need guidance from those with experience

    dealing with a significant other who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. About two months ago, I met a guy who blindsided me with his loving and attentive personality. About a month into dating him, I noticed a significant change in his behavior. He was very withdrawn...
    Sam67697 Sam67697 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Technically, my boyfriend is not bipolar,

    because he isn't technically my boyfriend. We basically may as well be together--on a physical level we definitely have chemistry, I absolutely adore him and on his good days he seems to adore me too and it's the most beautiful thing. But, he's unwilling to talk about it and...
    lovethebroken lovethebroken 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I Love My Boyfriend Who Has Bipolar Disorder

    I recentlly went to college about 4 hours away from my boyfriend. He suffers fom type II bipolar disorder, and me being far away isn't helping. We are so in love and are planning on living together next year for college. I have made him change so much and become more optimistic...
    kathryn126 kathryn126 18-21 3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    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 36-40 23 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    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 16-17, F Jul 10

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses May 6

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    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 53 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    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 26-30, F Apr 28

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      My name is Marie and I am 13 years old. I have a 15 year old sister that's bipolar. Everyday she is really mean to me and she says horrible things. She hits me, screams at...
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    My half sis is Bipolar it runs on my dad side of the family.
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    I made mistakes, I am human, I flaws like everyone else. Who hasn't done a mistake? The one who says that he took only good decisions is a liar.
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    But who says. And who hasnt. Some mistakes aint mistakes. The older i got the worse people got. Lies. For profit. And protection. Lies for ego. And image...
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