I’m just getting around to reading the winter edition of bp Magazine. At first glance, the cover story struck me as odd: “Asking Forgiveness and Making Amends.” Hmmm, I wonder whether people diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease are expected to apologize for what their illness has done to them and how it has strained their relationships?

I’m not criticizing the article or anyone who contributed to it. I found the piece interesting and could see how apologies and making amends could be beneficial. I also believe that people should do whatever they feel comfortable doing – whatever makes them feel better about themselves and improves the relationships they value. But it still seems rather odd. I really wonder whether a publication on diabetes would have something like that in it.

What do you think? If you have bipolar, do you feel the urge to apologize to others for things you’ve said or done in a state of mania or depression? If you have a friend or loved one who’s said or done something hurtful during a mood episode, do you feel as though that person owes you an apology?

 


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Kraynak, J. (2009). Bipolar: Making Amends. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 31, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/bipolar/2009/04/bipolar-making-amends/

 

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