Start Dating someone with bipoloar

Dating someone with bipoloar

“One day I’m her king the next moment I am no good.

It’s an intensive program consisting of both group sessions for skills training and individual therapy with focus on validation and change of thought patterns.

Treatment can only work when your partner a) Is ready for treatment – not to please you but because life has become unmanageable; b) Commits to a consistent 12-months treatment program consisting of individual and group therapy; c) Commits to working on homework assignments to transfer what she learns in therapy to real life; d) Agrees to life affirming actions in form of working on the difficulties rather than continuing down the path of self-destruction; Yes, you heard right – it’s not you who has to be ready – it’s her!

Nevertheless the healthy mate wonders, “Why are we on these constant roller coaster rides?

” Sooner rather than later he starts to resent walking on eggshells around his lover.

I always ask my clients “What’s your partner’s most valuable asset – other than her portfolio?

” The correct answer is “consistency” – and consistent is what people with a history of BPD are not.

I use the pronoun his because more women are diagnosed with BPD; men instead earn the label antisocial much easier.

Interesting enough, it is frequently the healthier mate seeking therapy to relieve himself from the immense relational pressures.

All beginnings are lovely – or so the sage proclaims. Two individuals come together – attraction, lust, love, personality styles, personal and family histories, attachment and life styles collide – and there you are in the middle of a daring, challenging, and steamy relationship.

If this ship becomes a timeless elegant regatta or a wrack is heavily determined by the personality styles of the involved partners’.

The individual with BPD does not have an inner center; she does not know who she is.