Your new mate may be very aware of the mental illness he or she is living with, and may have been diagnosed months or years ago.
If this is the case, you can help him or her out by ensuring medications are taken as directed and ensuring that he or she keeps all medical appointments.
Relationships where one of the partners has manic depression/bipolar disorder are often dictated by periods of intense fighting and emotionally charged arguments.
Break-ups are usually frequent, but make-up sessions often follow shortly after and the make-up can be just as passionate, or more so, than the break-up.
If you suspect your new mate may have bipolar disorder, you should approach the subject tactfully and carefully, all the while trying to prevent having your mate feel like you are attacking them or targeting him or her.
This is a very common condition, and it is entirely treatable with medication.
The fact is that many people living with the bipolar disorder condition, whether it has been diagnosed or not, do not like to talk about their episodes.
The condition is characterized by very distinct periods of blissful happiness known as mania as well as dark low points when depression is present, and while these periods of extreme highs and lows can last for days, the transition between the two can be sudden and dramatic.
As far as your relationship goes, your mate may even pull away from you.Even the most hardened of people will feel the emotional tug of love, jealousy, heartache, and the other spectrum of emotions that come with dating.While dating in even the best of circumstances can be difficult to say the least, likely none of the relationships you have been in have fully prepared you for the relationship with someone suffering from bipolar disorder.It is important that you are aware that both the highs and the lows of your partner’s emotional spectrum can have an impact on you.You may think that the high points, which are characterized by extreme happiness and even excitability, may be great for your relationship.