Bipolar Disorder is one of the most severe mental disorders a person could have.The lives of those suffering from it are hugely impacted by it.
But some people experience symptoms earlier — right about when they are starting to date.“When I first got sick, I felt like I think every person does who gets manic or severely depressed — utterly alone,” says Jamison, whose new biography about the poet Robert Lowell, who also had the illness, is out now from Knopf.
“There's no question that there are things that can be made easier by companionship.”Trying to find a companion, though, is hard enough without adding mental illness into the picture.
I've come to find out that I was completely in the right.” After that experience, Hannah says she’s a little less trusting in relationships, although she still actively dates.
Caroline Ewing, a student, used to tell her dates about her diagnosis up front, but she’s found that people are less understanding than they appear at the beginning.
And they’re gonna have a very difficult life if that's the case.”So how people with bipolar find success in dating?