Dating feel like
When I finally got back into the dating world, I was very skeptical of people. On some dates, I have felt more like a therapist or consultant than a woman being courted.
I have had men reject me based on my openness about bipolar disorder and tell me they don’t feel comfortable dating someone with “those types of issues.” There have been many dates where stigma plays a role, but I pay no attention to it anymore.
Slowly he began to use my diagnosis of bipolar against me.
In his mind, everything I said or did was a result of my mood disorder.
Do not assume you are the underdog because you live with a mental health condition.In an attempt to mask my vulnerability, I have found that I can be a bit harsh and overly confident in some situations.Living with bipolar disorder gives you a very different perspective on the world around you. We behave based on what we feel, not necessarily what we know is right or wrong.Remind yourself of that on a daily basis, and go into dating feeling proud of your differences.Dating is f*cking hard — especially when you feel like you’ve “fallen behind” from your friends or you’re the last single person in your friend group.