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I Have a Boyfriend Who Has Bipolar Disorder

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    To A Girl I Love

    I am a male of course and so far I would like to share my story at this point. She left not too long ago. I can see why and know why did it. I was and have been uncontrollable I was around 20 when j was first diagnosed. She had been with me for the past two years asking of my...
    vicleon vicleon 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    Emotions Are Crazy.

    I have suspected it for sometime but my boyfriend has recently told me that he is bipolar. He has all the normal symptoms you would expect for someone dealing with bipolar. He has moments when he is completely happy and then suddenly he will be sad for no reason. He has...
    sketch13 sketch13 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    Love Of My Life?

    Well my story begins when I met someone really awesome with bipolar 2disorder. he told me pretty early on in the relationship that he had it. he was very upfront and I took this as a positive sign. (At least he is diagnosed and knows what he's dealing with.) I fell in love...
    sweetgrl75 sweetgrl75 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 1

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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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    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 Want To Be Done

    Hi, I've been with my boyfriend on and off for two years. My boyfriend has been diagnosed as bipolar. To be truthful the only reason our relationship is still going is because he's my first love, I love him to much to let him go again. Though the relationship is not healthy...
    zenasevenski zenasevenski 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    Almost To The Point Of

    I met a great guy eight years ago and really thought I had found something special. In the beginning of our relationship he once told me" It feels really great when you are here and I just don't want to mess up again"- two ex wives, 3 live in girlfriends, and I found out when he...
    rayven12 rayven12 51-55 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    My Bipolar Partner Never Wants To Go Out With Me!

    I seem to be coming to the conclusion that my boyfriend with BPD & Bipolar just doesn't want to go out in public with me! They seem to love going out and doing fun things like shopping, visiting other friends etc but just not with me!! It's driving me insane. This has been going...
    Joewansley Joewansley 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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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 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I Hate To See Him Hurting

    My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. He is on four different medications including Abilify as well as medication to treat is ADD (he has had ADD since childhood). My situation is extremely complicated and that makes my dilemma and dealing with his disorders...
    alizarasky alizarasky 18-21, F Dec 26, 2012

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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 12 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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    My Thoughts During HIS Mood Swings.

    My boyfriend has Bipolar II. He is medicated (sometimes). I love him to pieces but his disorder is exhausting. Here are my thoughts as I experience his mood swings. HYPOMANIA: He seems jacked up. I sensing he's manic but I'm not sure. Maybe he just needs to go to work...
    k0504 k0504 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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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 22 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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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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    I Had A Boyfriend Who Has Bipolar Disorder

    I recently broke up with my boyfriend who was dealing with bipolar disorder. I didn't breakup with him because of anything related to the disorder, it was religious differences that drove me to breakup with him. Since we broke up he has gone into a "manic" state. He has type two...
    Iamokayreally Iamokayreally 18-21, F Nov 28, 2013

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    This Hurts So Badly

    I'm scared. I'm lost. I'm starting to feel like I'm the one with the mental illness. He shut me out again, says he's moving out of town. I am two days away from signing a lease to get an apartment together. Yesterday he says it won't work. He can't lift all the heavy boxes. I'm...
    shortysvr shortysvr 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Bipolar Boyfriend Need Support

    Me an my partner met 9months ago we hit it of straight away he was truthful from start about his bipolar but never really made me understand it always told me he would never take anything out on me , how rong was I and I was naive to it all , as after 7months together came his...
    Emmaup Emmaup 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 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 4 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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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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    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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    It's Tough, But It's Manageable.

    Especially when you're BOTH bipolar. But we're both lucky enough to understand each other's emotions, and we make it through all the ups and downs together. Don't get me wrong, things can be pretty tough. It's not a cakewalk or anything. But through all the struggles we've been...
    ErmacsSadisticDahlia ErmacsSadisticDahlia 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2009

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar we have a

    long distance relationship and I love him so much he is the first guy I have ever felt this strong about. I am bisexual so to fall for a guy this deep he has to be special ha. He didn't tell me he was bipolar, the first time we dated we were so serious happy but he bottles...
    deadspiritied deadspiritied 13-15, F Mar 30

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    How.

    My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Its been so tough on me also. How do you ladies deal with your bf who's also been diagnosed?
    tiffanyyann tiffanyyann 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Bipolar Or Foe?

    Hi guys, so i ran into this site and this group today and i need some perspective or shed some light into something i experienced and has affected me. So, i'm a 31 year old woman, met this 32 years cute chef, at first it was like a great independent film: corcky, fun, great...
    Shirdarling Shirdarling 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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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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    The Rough Patch!

    So.... Where to start! I'm slowing starting to feel insane myself. My partner with BDP & Bipolar I swear is trying to make me lose my own mind! For the first time in ages we are going through a rough patch! Not communicating, being horrible to each other, bitchy etc and it's...
    Joewansley Joewansley 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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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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    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 He Wants Me To Take A Lie Detector Test It

    was My idea. During a stressed out state of paranoia which he experiences Often due to his bpd/bipolar, I said.."If you want..I'll take a test to show you the truth". OHHH THE THINGS WE SAY AND DO DURING HIGHLY STRESSFUL MOMENTS!!! That was months ago, and now he wants me to...
    funnrainbows funnrainbows 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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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 Oct 9, 2013

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    Getting Through To Him

    My boyfriend was always very open about his condition from the moment we met. I knew already about bipolar disorder and what it involved due to history of it from within the family, and unlike others I know, was not at all frightened off because of it. In fact, it almost...
    bexsax123 bexsax123 18-21 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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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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    Struggling To Deal With My Bipolar Boyfriend! 2 Ens Of A Conitnuum!

    So i have been speaking a lot with a guy since July.. He works in the same organisation as me, things were going well, he seemed different to most men.. he had a good career, seemed kind, and relatively normal. He was 6 years older than me but i thought this was a sign of...
    SSophie232 SSophie232 26-30 1 Response Dec 21, 2012

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    So Much Hurt

    I love a man with Bipolar Disorder, but have sadly come to the conclusion that I can't have him in my life. I wanted to be stronger, I wanted to understand, I wanted to be there in his time of need, but feel that his illness is destroying me along with him. I feel so profoundly...
    mosh2332 mosh2332 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Venting

    A I saw you called last night, If you left me a message I didn't listen to it. You were probably calling out of anger because of the message I sent you. I can't allow myself to listen to anything you have to say anymore because, regardless of the circumstances it ends up...
    mosh2332 mosh2332 41-45, F Oct 9, 2013

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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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    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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    I Love Him But....

    My boyfriend and i dated for a couple of months prior to living in together and is currently on our 4th month now. Back when we were dating, he already told me beforehand that he was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and took some medication but has since fully recovered. Things...
    carlomojo carlomojo 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    Most Painful Thing To Witness

    I have fallen in love with someone who suffers from Bipolar disorder. We were best friends, and although whilst friends I was able to pick up on inconsistant behaviour at times I did not play an active role in his life so didn't pick up on his disorder. I came out of an abusive...
    Jess2107 Jess2107 18-21 3 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    The Good, The Bad And The Nonstop Rollercoaster Built By Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

    It's been four (almost 5) long years of emotional bliss, heart ache And mood swings. My fiancée is definitely bipolar. However he just doesn't think he is and at times his highs and lows effect our relationship negatively. He is so sweet one second and the next his words are...
    FionaFresh FionaFresh 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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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 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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    Have A Boyfriend Who Has Bipolar Disorder

    I've known my boyfriend has had Bipolar Disorder from the beginning. In March, our best friend passed away. We had not known much about each other too well, just having our mutual friend's stories about one another and seeing one another in class and around school 2 years ago. We...
    nv7797 nv7797 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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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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    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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    Feeling Worthless

    This may be TMI, but it's something that has been bothering me or maybe it's just me. Let's start by saying I was a late bloomer in life. I just lost my virginity last yeat at the age of 28 to my current boyfriend (which we have been dating for a year and 3 months). This is my...
    nicoleam84 nicoleam84 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Cry For Help?

    I have given my heart to a man that is has taken it and has broken it up in very small pieces, but I can't seem to let him go. As of late my boyfriend has been acting up. Last week he got extremely drunk. The things he said to me were horrible. So when I confronted him about it...
    nicoleam84 nicoleam84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    As usual I don't know where to start this, but I have to find relief somehow and writing always seems like the best solution. My husband and I have been married for 7 years (it'll...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 2 Responses Mar 30

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    So I moved in with my boyfriend into a very small apartment about two years ago. A year ago we moved into a small house (much more space). The house was occupied by his brother and...
    UpsideTown UpsideTown 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I dated this guy in 2010-12 , he cheated on me all the time and I would always take him back so finally I gave up, but I still had feelings for him, a month or so later he calls to...
    imsoindecisive imsoindecisive 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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