Dating a bipolar sufferer
Since every new relationship is a clean slate, the best thing to do is keep a positive outlook on the new relationship’s potential, and have faith in the person you are dating.
Sometimes, it does manifest, and it will be noticed and commented on – but for the most part, I’ve learned to be a high-functioning individual with anxiety.On insecurity, read: This Silent Killer Can Unexpectedly Destroy Your New Relationship You see, people with anxiety will guess, wonder and worry unless the person with whom they’re in a relationship doesn’t leave room for any of that.However, most of the people I’ve tried to date do leave plenty of room for guessing, wondering and worrying – and my anxious thoughts will take over – at which point I might start saying or doing things that will push them away..It is during these episodes that I try to refrain from talking to people. The main challenge anxiety sufferers face in dating and new relationships is getting their needs met in terms of reassurance, consistency, and accommodating behaviors.One thing anxiety sufferers face is in new relationships is a need for reassurance that is met with an anxiety about being perceived as ‘needy’.It’s knowing in our hearts that we deserve to be understood, accommodated and forgiven, yet rarely getting those things.
One episode of anxiety that lasts only minutes, can have lasting effects on a relationship.
Anxiety sufferers tend to need attention and words of affirmation on a daily basis.
Not all day every day, but at least some words of affirmation every day.
It’s saying all the wrong things at all the wrong times.
It’s knowing we’re over-reacting yet not being able to contain our reactions.
A lot of anxiety stems from feelings of uncertainty.