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Old 05-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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My Girlfriend Has Bipolar, please Help!

HI People

I am new to the forum and im hoping to meet like minded people who might be able to offer some assistance is some way.

My name is Gavin and I have been with my partner Kate for 3 years. She has been diagnosed with Bipolar and is receiving counselling and medication however I am struggling to come with the changes in her personality on a daily basis. I Love kate to bits and will stand by her through what ever it takes, however I am in need of some support as I am currently not getting any help or assistance.

I have been advised by Kate's counsellor to basically ignore anything Kate does that causes problems as what I had been doing is raising the issue with Kate when she was doing something wrong or being abusive towards me or others, apparently by me doing this it was making her feel worse. I have been doing what the counsellor advised over the last month and now I am finding it so hard to be treated how ever Kate wants to treat me and I have to just put up with it and smile.

Any advise would be so greatly welcomed.

Sorry to go on about me

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Old 06-29-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: My Girlfriend Has Bipolar, please Help!

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I have been advised by Kate's counsellor to basically ignore anything Kate does that causes problems
Hello g,

This is a tough one indeed.

That's like saying ignore the elephant in the room,even though you have to curl up in the fetal position to get any rest.

You will need some time for yourself or you will end up resenting he(if it hasn't already began).

Try having a heart-to-heart with her therapist and tell her how you are feeling about what she advised.

Just a suggestion...

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