friendscrpdSometimes it’s hard being a bipolar friend.  For everyone. You can’t seem to commit to engagements or plans cause you never know where you’re gonna be, in your mind that is.  You wake up and need the freedom to do whatever you want and it’s not fair to your loved ones but, they allow it.  They love you, and the attributes that cause challenges, also brings forth good.

Hence, here are six signs of a good friend that seems bad:

  1. I’ll get together when I can (cause I want to be in a good space when we see each other)
  2. I’ll pick up my phone if I feel like it  (cause I don’t want to bother you with my mood right now)
  3. I’m loyal (I missed your baby shower but I am a die hard loyal friend)
  4. I’m honest (sometimes you don’t want to hear the truth but, if you ask me, I’ll tell you.)
  5. I ‘m there for you when you need me (all you got to do is ask, and I’m there.)

Bipolar friendships can be rough, but great.  There can be different expectations on both ends, but, communicating your internal thoughts that accompany your behavior is crucial to maintaining a comfortable friendship.

We’re not bad people, we got some issues, but, doesn’t everyone?

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    Last reviewed: 9 Mar 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). Being a Bipolar Friend. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/03/09/being-a-bipolar-friend/

 

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