Dating bipolar disorder
We'll shower you with gifts, love letters and all of your favorite things.
We'll stay up all night kissing and loving you because you are our ultimate high. You are what we dreamed of when we were 18 and breaking down on the bathroom floor because another boy just stole another part of us.
Once I got over needing to have a cartoon as my life partner, I found the love of my life in a package much different than the Disney caricature.
Believe it or not, I actually met my husband at an AA meeting.
(If you are unfamiliar with the halo effect, it simply means that a person with one good quality is seen to have many good qualities.)Few, if any women will ever achieve this perfect vision in their real lives.
I have yet to meet the perfect woman on this earth, so we can assume that there is no such thing as a perfect man.
Instead, focus on the big picture like what a manic episode is or how to recognize signs of depression.
Add bipolar disorder with its roller-coaster ride of emotions into the mix, and relationships become even more challenging.Every girl who is looking for her Prince Charming always envisions a tall, dark and handsome man.Few descriptions of this person ever describe his mental condition; however, psychology tells us that if a person is tall, dark and handsome, the halo effect that we ascribe to him will automatically include intelligence, wit and mental stability.Whether or not you are dating someone with bipolar disorder, it's important to discuss major topics, when you are both ready.For instance, if you really want children, but the person you are dating does not, this may be a deal breaker.