Re: just found out my bf has bipolar and need advice
If you want to stay with him, make sure he stays on his medication. Things can really start turning bad quickly when bipolar is left untreated. Please make sure you think this through very carefully before making a stronger commitment to him. I have a wife who wasn't diagnosed as being bipolar until almost a year ago today. She did have some sort of an episode as a teenager which was well before I knew her, but I was with her for almost 10 years before things turned bad. I would never have married her if she had exhibited these same behaviors when we were dating. However, I'm hoping that with continued treatment she will continue to get better, but it has been a very slow and worrisome process. Relationships are rarely easy even when mental illness isn't involved, so please be sure to think things through.