Archives for January, 2013

Bipolar

How to Fail at Bipolar Disorder

In the past 12 years, I have learned a lot from bipolar disorder, mostly, what not to do. I’m working on the “how to do it right” part.

At this point, I have quite a few tips on how to fail with bipolar disorder. From medication to therapy to relationships, this is a comprehensive guide.

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What Is Bipolar Recovery?

It’s normal for an individual with bipolar disorder to wonder if they can ever recover.

My doctor calls it remission. If you want to know my opinion, as someone who has dealt with bipolar symptoms since they were 12—I am positive that this illness will never go away.

That’s not even an option. And I’m not really bothered by it. I feel secure as a bipolar individual and my illness can be a gift. This is not to say the road to recovery isn't tough.

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Mother and Daughter: Is It Love?

I've learned over the last 24 years that a woman's relationship with her mother varies as much as our personalities.

Borrowing from a theory I learned in therapy, in a relationship, there is the individual personality and the collective personality. The collective personality is made up of both individual personalities. That makes the relationship between mother and daughter even more dynamic.

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