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Bipolar

Postby FLYKevs » Thu May 17, 2018 3:02 am

My girlfriend is bipolar. We’ve been dating for 2.5 years and see is having a major episode. She has ended our relationship and immediately went on Tinder, met a guy on Friday, went to his dads bday party on sat with her kids and spent mothers day with him and all their kids. I know this is not her and she agrees. She is texting me all the time that she is sorry and claims it means nothing. I need help understandig this please.
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Re: Bipolar

Postby FLYKevs » Fri May 18, 2018 2:59 pm

I understand this isn't her. Any advice? I want to be patient for the real girlfriend to come back, but if she is with other people it makes it very difficult. Would welcome any comments.
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Re: Bipolar

Postby quietgirl2538 » Fri May 18, 2018 5:11 pm

It's very hard to understand. I have Bipolar I and I had a time when my feelings got the best of me, this was when I was manic and psychotic. I didn't get together with anyone but I think that I could have possibly have done it. When you become stable or your manic episode passes and you either become stable or you enter into a depression, you come to your senses. Is this normal. Not really, only for some people it can turn into this type of situation. It does happen and it did happen to me. I love my husband and I look back at our past and I hurt inside knowing I felt that way. Nothing could change my mind. From my perspective, as someone who has Bipolar, I appreciate my husband very much, for being so kind and patient with me. That about sums it up.
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Re: Bipolar

Postby FLYKevs » Fri May 18, 2018 5:25 pm

Thank you for responding. It's extremely helpful. It's so difficult to deal with and understand, but I am a very strong and truly love her. I've been doing a lot of reading about bipolar, so it's helped me remain as calm as possible. But, its really made me anxious and jealous. I understand how Tinder could be a way to escape and that's what she needs while she is going through this low. I just know this is going to make her feel more guilty and bring her down even more. She is trying to see a professional, but she can't see someone for over two weeks. Ugh. Her birthday is also next week.
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