What I’d Like My Partner To Know About Bipolar Disorder

I’ve posted a few articles about relationships on this site before because I know that it is a crucial topic for both the person living with bipolar disorder and their partner. Many, on both sides of the relationship, are in search for answers, advice, and hope on how to cope … Continue reading…

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Dating Someone Who Has A Mental Illness

After writing a blog post on some of the difficulties of being in a relationship with someone who has a mental illness, I thought I should clarify and write about why a person shouldn’t fear pursuing a relationship with someone who is mentally ill. The term “mentally ill” or “disorder” … Continue reading…

Being In A Relationship With A Person Who Has A Mental Illness

Human relationships are terribly complicated. There will always be conflict, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings at one point or another. This can be even more true when a person lives with a mental illness. This doesn’t mean that people who live with mental illness are incapable of loving, being loved, or … Continue reading…

Maintaining Friendships and Relationships With Bipolar Disorder

Friendships play an important role in a person’s life. It is crucial for humans to have friends as it is extremely beneficial to their overall health and well-being. Friends are definitely a necessity. They are an extension of ourselves, like family. They are there to encourage us, love us, accept … Continue reading…

Helping Your Teen Overcome Bipolar Disorder

By: Camryen Walker (http://helpyourteennow.com/) The teenage years are difficult by themselves, let alone with the added stress of a mental illness or disorder of some kind. As parents, we can see the struggle and we want to help, but often are unsure of how to do that. This article can … Continue reading…

Bipolar Disorder And Having Children

If you are still rather young and you have a mental illness such as bipolar disorder, the ability to have children may have crossed your mind. I see having children as a personal choice and it also depends highly on the individual’s health. If you or your spouse has bipolar disorder and … Continue reading…

Can a Person With Bipolar Have a Successful Relationship?

It’s constantly contemplated whether or not bipolar disorder and relationships can successfully work. I personally believe that individuals who have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, have the same amount of risk in relationships as those who do not live with a mental illness. Here’s why: First of all, … Continue reading…