Bipolar II

Mood Disorders & Family Vacations

August is around the corner and a lot of families will be taking off to enjoy time together, and embark on fun adventures with their loved ones. This can be hard for parents, and on a child, who may suffer from a mood disorder. I thought about how hard those times could be for me so I thought I’d share a story.

I have a mood disorder, and as a young adult my...
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Coping Skills

The Rebirth of the Single Woman

This is not the first time this has happened. Sometimes my married friends like to escape the suburban lifestyle and make it Downtown to experience the urban single life. Maybe have a forbidden cigarette, too much wine and random acts of dancing. Sometimes they stay the night and the festivities keep on going.

Recently, one of my married friends that has been on the brink of divorcing her husband made a trip downtown...
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Bipolar II

Just let it go…You let it go!

Recently I have struggled with letting things go and I wonder what it would be like to just go with the flow in life, and let things go. I see other people are able to do it and it’s frustrating. The worst part is when you don’t let things go, you can obsess. Let me share an example:

Last week I went to the laundry mat to drop off a dress. When I went...
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Bipolar II

How I Survived a Toxic Relationship

I’ve read a lot of helpful blogs about toxic relationships, for example, signs of being in a toxic relationship, and how to recover from one. It has allowed me to take some time to think about my own previous experience of living in a toxic relationship, and how I got out of one.

When I look back to being in a toxic relationship, I realized that I felt trapped. Signs like manipulation,...
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General

A Must Read

He’s dead. I saw him die. I was there. I was present.

The morning after my Dad passed I woke up and forgot that he died. It took me a few minutes till I recalled that he died the day before. It freaked me out a bit so I decided I needed to voice his death out loud.

So, I walked around my apartment and said “He’s dead, he’s dead.” Then stopped and addressed my Dad,...
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