What to expect when dating someone who is bipolar
“Someone about to go into hypomania usually becomes very productive,” she tells me.
“From writing, to making phone calls, working to working out or having sex all night, it just depends on the individual.” Along with that energy burst and increased pleasure-seeking, comes the added complication of impaired judgement.
It’s important for you to stay healthy emotionally and physically. Stay involved with other people you’re close to -- social support and those relationships mean a lot.
Since this can be really hard to do, you might find it easiest to talk about it together with a therapist. As intense as your loved one’s needs may be, you count, too.
Most can manage their disorder through medication and therapy.
Individuals learn to watch out for triggers that may send them spinning into an exaggerated mood state.
But because I can't control my actions, thoughts and feelings sometimes, I find it hard to show him how much I love and appreciate him.” Which brings us on to the depressive lows.
Like anyone with clinical depression, libido often evaporates as the mood plummets.
As Tina puts it: “Sex never really impacts my mood; my mood impacts sex.