Finding Love After Diagnosis

I have recently been diagnosed bipolar II with major depression and anxiety. It answers a lot of questions with regard to a lot that's happened in my life up to this point. I have ruined relationship after relationship like clockwork. I go into either a manic or depressive episode, and it is so different from the way I normally act that it literally scares girls. Then when they leave me its the end of the world for me, each time it gets worse. A lot of times I'll run into an ex later on down the road and I would be normal. They seem confused, feeling like it's their fault I started acting that way. Now that I know what the deal is, I will be able to keep my significant other informed of my symptoms and they will be able to support me. I am looking forward to the next opportunity to be in a relationship. I now know that I will be more in control of my life and it will make a significant change for the better.
jeffro499 jeffro499
3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

Good luck to you..

Hang in there Jeff. I deal with the same things, and it has been a roller coaster that is for sure. I'm still learning my triggers, and sometimes it seems to late when I realize what some of them are. It's not an easy road, but it is something that we have to take one day at a time. It does get easier though, I promise!

Get to know your triggers and teach them to loved ones.It really helps make life better.

at this point, almost anything negative is a trigger for me.