Dating someone with bipolar forum
The more the person is forced to think about their actions; the better chance they have to realize what they are doing is a result of their illness.The most common response I get to this line of thinking is “I can’t be harsh to my friend/loved one”.It could be the difference between lost months and lost decades.Yes, it’s probably going to be difficult for you to establish limits and stick to them.The fact of the matter is, the only person that can truly help your loved is them.They are the one that needs to go to the doctor, take their meds, monitor their moods, and most importantly- realize there is a problem in the first place.
The sooner, the better- which is why I advocate strong measures even early in the process.That way when they come around to blame you (and they will), you can point back at it and say “I gave you a choice and you made it.This was your decision.” The goal is to try and break through the mental illness to the rational part of their brain.Your actions cost me at least one interview and who knows what else because people couldn’t leave me a message. If you do, I will call the phone company and have your number blocked.” *I have an adult relative who lives with me.He does nothing but idle, won’t take his medication, won’t go to the doctors, and won’t get a job. “I am willing to help you if you are willing to help yourself.