What to expect dating someone with bipolar disorder
My girlfriend is not a burden, her BPD is.”Paddy’s story isn’t a fairytale romance.
For most, it may hold little that feels inspirational.
For Karla, a 29-year old woman recently diagnosed with BPD, Dr. “When I feel as though someone is secretly attacking me, I will get on the defense, become overly emotional, moody, and dramatic, and perhaps will call them out on it.
In reality, [they] may have just not been aware whatsoever,” she says.
Everything is done with passion, but it goes from being very happy and passionate to very disappointed and rageful.“We spoke of the perfect wedding, of names for our children – we dared to dream.”As tends to happen, however, their dreams were interrupted by reality and, in Paddy’s case, that reality includes his girlfriend’s Borderline Personality Disorder.“To say that this relationship has been a roller coaster would be an understatement.Paradoxically, the overwhelming fear manifests in behaviors that deeply disrupt the relationship and pushes partners away rather than pulls them closer, resulting in a stormy and tumultuous dynamic that typically emerges in the early days of dating.When they are in relationships they get very intensely involved way too quickly.