3. Your partner may not have the same ideas about what it means to treat their bipolar disorder that you do. If I had my way, my husband would be scarfing fish oil like it was beer, contacting his inner zen daily, eating a perfectly balanced diet and taking regular strolls in nature to reconnect. Let’s just say these things are not happening.
4. You will struggle with letting go. Letting go of the idea that you can heal your significant other or the idea that your love can save them. Letting go of the way things used to be before the disease took hold. Letting go of waiting for the disease to let go! Letting go of thinking if your partner would just ‘try harder’ they wouldn’t act ill when having a bipolar episode.