Is it possible for two persons (lesbians) with Bipolar to have a healthy relationship?
My partner, 49, was diagnosed w/ Bipolar in her late teens. We've been together for almost two years & whenever I've asked her to explain her Bipolar to me she dismisses me & says "My mother is the only one that understands me". So other than the info. I've read on-line, etc. was all I knew until recently when I was diagnoses with Bipolar as well. Yes, we had problems before I was diagnosed. I NEVER knew what was moodiness & what was her bipolar, or if it was me, etc.? I LOVE her very much & since my diagnosis I understand me better BUT still try to understand her w/o her telling me about her highs & lows. I take my meds, like prescribed BUT my partner doesn't because she likes her highs.Ok, w/ the above mix in a 13 year old w/ Tricatillamania, living @ home who may also have Bipolar, wanting more of her mothers attention & using our lifestyle to pull us apart. Saying,"My friends already think I'm a freak, they'd really think I was if they found out my mom is a lesbian". So, what was forever, now is "for never" because now I'm back @ my house, an hour away & they are @ theirs. Instead of working on our relationship(s) my, now ex says she's putting all of her energy into her 13yo.