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Most weekdays, I would stay up writing until 3 a.m., then roll out of bed at 6; most weekends, I would crash so hard that I’d barely leave my bed.
I’d had anxiety since I was a kid, so I thought this was just that plus a strong work ethic.
To say that things were hard is an understatement, and while we ultimately decided to end things, I’m so glad he was part of my life because the experience taught me so much.
Here are just a few of the lessons I carry with me: You can’t make someone happy.
(Compare that to the manic behaviors linked to bipolar 1, such as excessive spending, risky sexual behavior, or substance abuse.) Bipolar 2 can make you feel like you’re being swept down a river, desperately trying to cling onto something steady. I didn’t feel like I was strong enough to do anything alone.
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I’ve had relationships with all kinds of guys, but one of the most challenging and most eye-opening was with one who had bipolar disorder.
Even so, whenever I did end up in a monogamous relationship, my anxiety would ruin it. The psychiatrist who told me I had bipolar 2 gave me a common prescription for the disorder, Lamictal.
I took it, and for the first time in 30 years — my entire life — I stopped experiencing anxiety.
When you already don’t feel “normal,” the cultural messaging and societal pressure to be partnered is heightened: all you want to do is to fit in. When I’m ready, I will look for someone with empathy and kindness who can support me when I’m acutely feeling the symptoms of bipolar 2, which is rare but happens from time to time.