Articulating the inner experience of having a mental illness is hard. Like the saying goes, unless you’ve walked a mile in the other person’s shoes, there is no way of really knowing what it is like to have bipolar disorder (or any other illness, physical or mental.)

Previously, I’ve highlighted the voices of people with depression and adult ADHD. Today, the folks with the bipolar disorders get their moment in the spotlight. Here’s a sample of what people with bipolar disorder would like their partners to know:

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What Your Partner With Bipolar Would Like You to Know

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  1. Wow, beautifully written!

  2. This is why I am single and I want to stay single. I scared of my partner trying to “fix” me or “help” me. Especially with articles like this out.

    I mean, on one side… it is helpful. But on the other hand, it makes us look like we need to be babied and interventioned for most of the time. Which is absolutelly not true… at least for me.

  3. Thank you for sharing this. Any insight helps. It helps me be a better partner for my wife. Thank you.

  4. I need to understand all I can .thank you

  5. I can’t say enough about the importance of routine. By following a regular pattern of sleep and exercise, I am able to reduce the stress in my life.
    Check out my blog at http://workingonwellnessbuffalo.blogspot.comi

  6. I LOVE THIS, VERY HELPFUL, HAVE SENT COPIES TO MY TWO ADULT CHILDREN TKS TERRY

  7. I love this article- so well written and so helpful. I have it posted up in my kitchen so I can remember how helpful it is to stick to schedules, reduce clutter, etc. for my husband who has bipolar disorder. It is nice to know there is a website like this with such helpful information.

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