We're often told love is a form of madness - but what if falling in love triggers mania? From improved sleep to alleviating stress — the health benefits of regular sex are now commonly accepted. Now imagine if wanting more sex was a sign that your neurochemistry was out of balance, and your mental health was at risk? Years ago, I dated a guy with undiagnosed bipolar disorder. A few months into our relationship, I dragged him off to sex therapy because of his seemingly uncontrollable behaviour. Sex between us was either feast or famine.
If you’re bipolar, online dating just got so much better
Bipolar Symptoms:Online Dating Sites And Mania – Elena Peters | Midlife Blogger
Internet dating was one of the most stressful experiences of my life! In fact, it can be stressful for people without bipolar disorder! I stopped using the internet to date over a year ago. What a relief! I have to admit I did meet a lot of guy friends that way, but the other people I met… whew! A lot of trouble!
‘So, you know I have bipolar?’ – the perils of dating with a mental health problem
For people with bipolar, dating means taking it slow, minimizing anxiety, and putting yourself first. Last Updated: Please enter a valid email address. Laura Dattaro, Michelle Mallet, Leah Yegneswaran, and Elspeth Rawlings clockwise from top left all have different but effective dating tips.
My husband and I just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. We have a wonderful relationship but it has taken a lot of hard work and patience to achieve the level of contentment and symmetry we have now. Looking back now, I can clearly see that he was in a manic phase, one of the bipolar symptoms. It would be a few years into our marriage before he would be officially diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1.