Romantic relationships when you have Bipolar Disorder

Romantic relationships are difficult to manage when you have bipolar disorder. There’s no doubt about that. It is bad enough keeping relationships going when you don’t have bipolar, but much more difficult when you have the illness. There are normal ups and downs in any relationship but people with bipolar have problems with mood swings […]

What can I do about my bipolar depression?

Three months ago, I started thinking about what people with bipolar have to face all the time. Usually, it is not about mania, although some people do have a lot of mania, it is about depression. Most people with bipolar disorder seem to have a lot more depression than anything else. They may go several […]

What did you do to turn your life around?

Contact me I began writing on Quora. Yes, it turned my life around. Although I can’t really say I thought it would change me for ever, I have been very pleased with the results. My therapist is, too, and says I am a different person from the one he met years ago. I feel like […]

Do you regret your bipolar episodes?

Contact me As far as I can see, there is nothing to regret about having bipolar depressive episodes. You may annoy people around you because you cannot participate in daily living, but that doesn’t mean you regret being depressed. On the other hand, mania is full of regrets. I know from experience that I would […]

Coping with solitude

Contact me I am in my 70s and have lived on my own for the past 20 years since my husband died of suicide. 20 years is a very long time to be alone, and I have no family in this country, either. Yet, here I am alive and well and really enjoying life as […]

Happy New Year

Contact me How were your holidays? I hope you enjoyed yourself and had lots of goodies to eat. Now it is dieting all round! I had too much to eat but had one of the best Christmases I have ever had. I was invited at the last minute to go to a friend’s house which […]

Have you ever been lonely?

Contact me “Have you ever been lonely? Have you ever been blue?” That’s how the song goes, doesn’t it? And it you are like many people you can identify with that song because you too have felt lonely on occasion. Of course, you can go out and mix with society – eat alone or go […]

We never did mornings

Have you ever loved and lost? I bet you have. Nearly everyone I know could identify with that statement. We live in a world of uncertainties and love is one of them. You may find the love of your life, later to realize that they do not love you in the same way and the relationship falls […]

Depression and suicide in bipolar disorder

Trigger warning! If you have bipolar disorder, you will no doubt have had suicidal ideation which is thinking about death and planning how to take your own life. I say that with assurance because I know how common these thoughts are. It may be a revelation to you, but you are not alone with these […]

Do you struggle with bipolar 1 mania?

I know that I did before I got my bipolar 1 disorder under control. I can remember what a fool I made of myself on more than one occasion. If you suffer from mania brought on by bipolar 1 you will understand that the symptoms are very difficult to control, and most of the time […]