n Mental Health Matters - Living with someone with Bipolar Disorder




Initially I wasn't raising a child though. But as two teenagers in love, with my boyfriend going through a manic episode and being hospitalised, I wondered why we were left on our own so much. No information. Not much support. I felt embarrassed by his behaviour, alone in the world and completely misunderstood by anyone trying to show the slightest bit of interest. It all became too much for me, and so the aloneness became my friend, and I isolated myself. There was always too much to explain, and too little understanding and empathy.


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