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decidingcrpdWe’re on, we’re off, we’re together, we’re broken up, we’re up and down, and up and down, just like my disease.

There is no pill for the choices you make in your relationships.  We can’t blame our mental illness on our inability to stand by our word.  You want to break up?  Do it.  Period.  Done. Next.  You don’t?  Then stop playing the tug and pull game with your mind.  Don’t find yourself going back and forth and back and forth cause your meds will do what they can to monitor your moods but ultimately, it is up to you to monitor your behavior and stand by the choices you make.

It… is… not… easy.

We may not have control over our mental illness and rely on medication to treat our disease but, we do have control over our freedom to choose how we direct our lives.  Don’t be in and out.  Don’t foster your disease.  Take care of it, and stand by your word.

Like I said, it is not easy, but in the long run, it is easier then being caught in your own created bipolar relationship.

Don’t fool yourself….

I said that I don’t care

I’d walk away whatever

And I tell myself we were bad together

But that’s just me trying to move on

With

Out

You

(Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton – “Just a Fool”)

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    Last reviewed: 11 Dec 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). Choices – Living in Your Bipolar Relationship. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 23, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/02/16/choices-being-in-your-bipolar-relationship/

 

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