Dating for people with bipolar disorder
"I hope it doesn't scare you off."Panicked thoughts raced through my mind. This was the odd humor Sara and I had already established, but I wasn't entirely joking.I'd had several close bipolar friends, and had once been in a long-term relationship with a bipolar woman, Nyla, whom I still consider the smartest person I'd ever met.This probably isn't how most people picture bipolar disorder.Yet despite this, more people than ever think they know what bipolar is -- a mixed blessing for those who suffer from it.Without ever having met her, Fox News contributor Dr.
I became not only her enabler, but her progeny as well.
The most obvious problem is the wild swings in libido: one week your partner wants sex all the time -- maybe too often -- and the next they've got the sexual impulses of a Buddhist monk.
With both Nyla and Sara, I never knew what sort of response my advances would receive.
You could compile an entire book of quotes comparing love to madness.
But of all the psychological issues in the DSM-IV, only one really resembles the experience of love.