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Old 10-26-2006, 12:33 AM   #1
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Question New Relationship With Bipolar Partner

I have just started a relationship with a bipolar man, we are dating and get along very well.

He is aware of his cycles and takes his meds. When we first met, he made the effort to talk to me everyday and was quite upbeat, but now he seems to be in more of a depressed cycle, as I'll go for days without hearing from him, but he still makes the effort to tell me what kind of day hes having, or if he just needs space.

I'm not sure what I should do...is there anything I can do to help him? I want to tell him that I'm in it for the long haul if he'll have me, but I dont want to pressure him...Do I give him time and let him set the pace? How long should I wait before telling him how I feel? Hes not emotional or physical right now at all, and this is a change as well, from when we first met.

What were all of your experiences when you first started dating someone with bipolar disorder?

Thanks

Last edited by blankets; 10-26-2006 at 05:13 PM.