I've been in love with someone living
with bipolar disorder or manic depression
for four years. Dealing with the mood swings
isn't one of my strong points, but I do my
best to keep her positive on her downs and
out of trouble on her highs.
She has begun to accept the disorder and
we're managing, I guess. But at times, she
becomes cold and distant and often tries to
push me away because she doesn't want me to
be hurt, no matter how much I tell her I'm
not going anywhere. Truth be told, it does
bring me down, but I just keep reminding
myself to be strong for her. If I'm not,
who'll be there for her when she drops
again? I wish I could find a way to get her
to understand how much I care; but at this
point, I haven't found it.
After all this, I just want to remind
others not to lose hope. Through the
weeks in rehab and clinics, through the
fighting and reckless behaviour, keep hope.
At the end of the day, a moment with her
balanced is worth a life time of ups and
Any advice, please.
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