Handling Unmedicated Ocd + Bipolar Boyfriend?I have no where else to go to for advice, so i'm reaching out to some in this community.
My boyfriend is a walking billboard (Others would say warning sign...) for mental health issues. He has a long, long history of self-injury, suicidal tendencies, OCD, Insomnia, Depression, and -although I am unsure- I believe he also has Bipolar Disorder. He is supposed to take medication for these things, but refuses to admit that he has any issues. I have been reading extensively the last few days for a possible cause to his behaviors, and after reading about people wtih bipolar partners I found myself thinking, 'There are a lot of people in a relationship with my boyfriend...'. I love this man with all of my heart, and although he is impossible at times, I know he loves me as well. I am very prepared for a life of dealing with him and his illnesses, and I know that it is not going to be an easy road to traverse- it hasn't been. He can be egotistical to an extreme (Never wrong), Controlling (Down to what I wear, even at home, etc.) and his OCD drives him to drill me constantly about my sexual past, which triggers his episodes of extreme depression, suicidal thoughts, and anger. He blames me his anger sometimes, and often nothing is good enough. I could go into details but that is unnecessary. I attribute these behaviors to his illnesses and lack of medication. I cannot talk about these things with anyone I know, because they cannot understand the complexity, or understand where either of us are coming from. I am learning as I go, but it is tough. Like I have said, I am prepared for my life with him- I know that I cannot have him without his illnesses. They go hand in hand and I love him enough to try and work this out.
How can I talk to him about possibly taking his medication without sending him into an episode?
Any tips for handling them?
Anyone with a partner with this combination?
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