2 thoughts on “My Bipolar Valentine: A Reflection on Collecting Hearts

  • February 15, 2013 at 12:48 am

    i could not agree more. i live with bipolar disorder, i
    am single and 35 years old. this year was my first valentines day alone in 20 years. i have always felt like i needed to hold into someone and be loved, especially on this day. but not this year. i decided to have friends over and have a small party celebrating each other. my friends know I’m bipolar and they love me this way. i have had two husbands, neither saw me ill, but they never really saw me at all.

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    • February 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      I hear ya loud and clear on “they never saw me at all.” I was married for close to 30 years and he told me he wanted a divorce due to me being lazy ( no one has ever said that to me). He never tried to help me, or show concern, never listened to me about being suicidal. I have known him since I was 15. I was just dianogsed with Bi-polar, PTSD, suicidal and severe depression. He say “just pop one of you pills” I have been on my own for 7 years now. I still get very confused. It took me a Loooong time to understand co-dependacy. I was. Now I work to keep it away. Not interested in dating for fear I will fall back into that co-dependant stuff.

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