What to expect when dating someone bipolar

The individual with BPD does not have an inner center; she does not know who she is.She tries to gauge her self-image at any given situation by interpreting the expressions of others (kind of the blind leading the blind giving her over-sensibility). Hopefully, this evokes some compassion – imagine how scary when you are just drifting at the mercy of what you believe others may do or think.

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Remember you cannot make somebody happy – happiness is an inside job! My German grandmother used to say, “ Hope is the last to die.” Yes, certainly there is always hope yet – baseline behavior aka normalcy as you and experience it is a long hike away for people with BPD.

This contributes to the feeling of being emotionally drained in a partnership. The good news is that once in our thirties our energy level decreases naturally and hence even individuals with BPD will have less vigor at their disposal.

Constant feelings of emptiness prompt her to seek stimulation from the outside.

The partner becomes the main outlet for her entertainment, self-respect, or self-loathing – an overwhelming job to handle!

Nevertheless the healthy mate wonders, “Why are we on these constant roller coaster rides?

” Sooner rather than later he starts to resent walking on eggshells around his lover.

Remember we all have personality traits, which does not make us personality disordered.

Notoriously famous personality disorders discussed in films, courts, and domestic disputes are all part of the dramatic-erratic cluster: The Narcissist, The Antisocial, The Individual with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or a combination of two: Antisocial Narcissistic and/or Borderline Narcissistic.

I always ask my clients “What’s your partner’s most valuable asset – other than her portfolio?

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