Trying To Find A Solution
My fiance is un-medicated and diagnosed with bipolar 1, he is a joy to be around but clings to me 24/7, he says that he feels the most depressed when I'm not around, That is alot of pressure on me personally because I like my space just as much as anyone else does. And I don't want him to be depressed so sometimes I feel like I NEED to be around him all the time so he is not sad... I don't really know where I'm going with this... Just wondering if anyone feels the same? Also he controls his bipolar really well it just takes a little while for him to get control but when he is enraged I can't really do anything except be quiet and wait... and he gets all worked up and enraged about the smallest things, like one time I was upset at him for something and I went into my typical defense mode and started laughing, he was pissed too but it made him even more angry when I started laughing and he later told me that he wanted to jump out of the car at the time or break something... . I've recently read some articles about diet and unconditional love and having daily standards to meet for consistency in his life. He doesn't believe the diet (reducing refined sugars and foods) will help but I don't know how to convince him to try it. suggestions? and he is very over protective... of me as well , when we first started dating I made it clear to him that I was a free spirit and that I went out alot with my friends and never really slowed down he was fine with it then at least he seemed that way ... Now when I want to go out he always wants to come with me or tell me he doesn't want to and expects me to stay home with him, when I say I want to go by myself he gets all uppity and says things like he will be up all night worrying about me and if he goes with then he can watch over me if I get into trouble, I tell him over and over again I've lived this long without someone watching over me why would I have a problem now but that doesn't help... he insists that I need someone there to help me if I get in trouble wherever I go because something can always happen. Advice anyone??