Save her from your ignorance

Dating bipolar girl

You are different from her, and she is different from you. She wants to feel empowered.

It is not expected of you to completely understand, however, it is expected that you support us on our journey. Challenge is a part of life, whether you are dating someone with a mental illness or not. Zamo has had that experience. Mental Illness is part of her, but it does not define her, and if her condition prevents you from seeing her as an individual first, then it is best to leave her be.

Emotional and sensitive are two different things. She is different from other girls you have dated.

If you are really into her, be patient, gain her trust without forcing it and when she pushes do not react. You have to understand that we live in a world that tells us we are unlovable which establishes a high wall up between you and her. According to Greenberg, not disclosing right away is okay if doing so would be uncomfortable. Greenberg also says that your anxiety could be heightened. She wants to explain her diagnosis to friends and family at her own time.

Anyway, so she's been really bitchy lately. Women with a mental illness communicate in a language that is more emotional and beyond the surface. It is not a reflection of you or your relationship, unless you have obviously done something hurtful. Mental illness is a mystery, and those of us who live with it are the only ones who can truly understand the world that exists within us. She does not, or should not expect you to know how to fix her problem.

We are empathetic, and this type of communication builds trust. We are so used to handling our internal struggle on our own that it comes naturally for us to feel the need to do so once in a while. If it begins to take a toll on your mental health then definitely take a break from dating or the relationship. Laura Dattaro, Michelle Mallet, Leah Yegneswaran, and Elspeth Rawlings clockwise from top left all have different but effective dating tips.

Challenge is a part of

Overcoming these challenges will only make you and your relationship stronger. Empowering her as someone living with a mental illness is the greatest gift you could give her.

If you love her put your personal bias about mental health to the side and educate yourself. Appreciate what makes her different, and roll with it. People with mental illness are professionals, educated, well traveled, creative, artists and individuals. Not every argument should be blamed on the fact that she has a mental illness. Listen to her, do not try to fix her.

It is not expected

It is not your place to tell others unless she asks you to do so. She is probably different than other girls you have dated. Being there too much will just push her away more especially since she's in a downer mood. When it comes to my mental health, the only people that can help solve my problem are me and my psychiatrist.