| | Dating Someone w/ Bi-Polar... Please Help!
I'm really hoping someone can help me out, I am so confused! I am a 21/F and have been dating my boyfriend for about a month now. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, as well as some kind of personality disorder, at a young age. I am completely unfamiliar with these conditions.
He's currently taking Trazadone (sp?) and Depakote. He also mentioned being on Lithium in the past. What exactly do these drugs do? What would happen if he stopped taking them?
I've spent enough time with him to be able to tell if he's taken his meds or not. It's like he's a different person off of them. His moods seem to go up & down & he is VERY easily distracted. In the past, he had a very violent temper that got him into serious trouble with the law, which kinda scares me...
I care about this guy a lot, he's been really good to me, but at the same time I'm concerned. How do you make a relationship work with a person that has bipolar disorder?
I would greatly appreciate any information you have!!!