Dating With Bipolar Disorder

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Hello, my lovely followers and readers of my blog! I hope you haven’t missed me that much!  

I hope you are all okay and if you aren’t feeling ok. Just remember that’s it ok not to be ok and I hope you can get the right support you need and if you want to talk please remember that I’m here and the correct charities are here to support you!

If you haven’t seen my recent blog post please check that out. 

Hello my loves, Hi, how are ya? No, how are you really?!

I wanted to write this post for AGES but I haven’t had the energy to write anything. Big thanks to my depression for that one, what a babe eh? Anyway, today post is about dating but with bipolar.

Dating is hard by all means but dating with a mental illness is 1000% harder than finding a missing jigsaw piece.

My past relationships have made my illness decline more because they were toxic and stressful. The 2 big triggers to set off an illness.

A big issue for me is that when I am having a depressive episode and I am really low, my brain tries to convince me that I am unloveable. Take yesterday for instance. I felt unloveable and worthless. I couldn’t deal with noise. I spent an hour in the bathroom as I wanted to be alone. 

You can have a loving relationship with bipolar disorder. Of course, you can. Some days will be harder than others. All you need to do support your significant other and not be judgemental. 

Having a relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder can be hard. But it also can be so rewarding. 

I will be writing another blog post about dating with bipolar but on supportive tips for partners and for fellow warriors of bipolar disorder. 

Bipolar is a mood disorder. 

Some of the statements what I’ve been told in my life by previous boyfriends:

  • You’re so bipolar
  • Why can’t you just be a normal girlfriend
  • I much prefer you when you’re manic
  • Just chin the f up

Bipolar is not:

  • A choice
  • Moodiness
  • Being overly emotional
  • Having ten lots of personalities
  • A weakness
  • A fashion trend

Bipolar is:

  • Overwhelming
  • Draining
  • Painful 
  • Upsetting
  • Confusing 

If you do battle a mental illness you are a warrior, not a loser. Because nothing is harder than fighting with your own brain. Trust me, I know what it feels like to be discriminated against just because I am ill.

Till next time! 

With lots of love!

Shannon Diana xx

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Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am

I fight for my health and for other people’s health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors! 

If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone. 

I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much. 

Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you. 

You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all. 

You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day.  You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.

Here is some numbers to contact if you are experiencing a mental health crisis: 

Samaritans- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week: 

Call this number – 116 123 

Email address is Jo@samaritans.org 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men!  5pm to midnight every day.

Call this number: 0800 58 58 58 

Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat

Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm. 

Phone number: 0800 068 41 41 

Text Number: 07786 209697

Email: Pat@papyrus-uk.org

Childline- For children and young people under 19. 

Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill) 

The Silver Line- For older people 

Call: 0800 4 70 80 90 

In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433

In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14

In other countries- Visit ISAP OR Suicide.org to find a helpline in your country. 

Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK: 

  1. Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment. 
  2. Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need. 
  3. Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one. 

If you would like to contact me for PR or any collaborations or even support if you are going through a bad time. Please follow my social media accounts and email me.

Instagram- @Shannondianaxx  

Fitness/Gaming Instagram– @FitGurlShan

Twitter- @SDianaax 

Email- ShannonDianax@outlook.com

Facebook Page- Mental Health & My Life

 

3 comments on “Dating With Bipolar Disorder”

  1. Hey.. just want to ask a question. can you change your attitude to a positive one? Or it is difficult? (Sorry I don’t understand how to be a bipolar.

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