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delicate handsWhen you have bipolar disorder, I like to think of you as delicate – not that you aren’t strong and such, just that, perhaps, you need to be handled kindly.

4 thoughts on “Delicate

  • June 2, 2015 at 1:53 am

    It is true. And well said. We are resilient. We have lived a few life times in our time here. It is my hope that we can all find a soft place to land. Somewhere supportive, tender and nurturing. Keep up the writing. You are a strong independent voice for all of us. We will be checking in often. And wishing that you too find those soft hands to hold you.

    • June 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks, Ang.

    • June 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      I, too, am bipolar. My husband gets so angry w/me when I am “moody” which doesnt help. In fact it’s results are just the opposite. This is a beautiful article that describes how helpful it can be to handle someone, anyone, with love-not just those w/bipolar. I’ve expressed this many times. Maybe sharing this article will make a difference

  • June 24, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Ooh, I disagree. We feel everything. All the time. But we are not delicate. Over the years, I’ve found that a decision like what to wear or who to leave the turtles with can cause hysteria. A wrong turn causes panic attacks. However, when the sane people around me lose it and chaos reigns, I have this. I am in my element. The trauma of my life experiences is shocking to most people, but I survived. I am here. I have not lost my humanity.


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