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Has anyone with bipolar with psychotic features been able to have a long term relationship? I get into moods where I feel like no one will ever be able to love me, because I’m so crazy. I also have PTSD from cocsa, so I rarely want to have sex and I’m not very comfortable with physical contact. I worry that the first time I will have sex I will end up crying or having an anxiety attack. I’m worried people will think I’m too crazy or too much work to love and that I will be alone forever. I don’t necessarily NEED a relationship, but I want one eventually. I’d like to spend my life with someone.

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    • Coff1nDweller

      129d

      I have bipolar 1 with psychosis too. I wish I could help more but honestly I haven't been in a legit relationship ever as a 24 year old. I see you are part of lgbtqia+ I am as well. Between the two it's hard. Personally I am a lesbian and I tried being with men but I would get so depressed because I didn't love them back. When I fully came to terms with my sexuality it was easier then I got diagnosed. Once I started seeing women mania was more common but I have stayed single while get medicine figured out. I am good now thanks to latuda at the moment. Hopefully soon I can say I have a girlfriend. In conclusion you are heard. I'm going through a similar situation. I bet it will work out for you. Wish you luck.

    • Coff1nDweller

      129d

      I have bipolar 1 with psychosis too. I wish I could help more but honestly I haven't been in a legit relationship ever as a 24 year old. I see you are part of lgbtqia+ I am as well. Between the two it's hard. Personally I am a lesbian and I tried being with men but I would get so depressed because I didn't love them back. When I fully came to terms with my sexuality it was easier then I got diagnosed. Once I started seeing women mania was more common but I have stayed single while get medicine figured out. I am good now thanks to latuda at the moment. Hopefully soon I can say I have a girlfriend. In conclusion you are heard. I'm going through a similar situation. I bet it will work out for you. Wish you luck.

    • MysticSpork

      132d

      I've been in one for 4 years! He's super understanding and supports me through my episodes. The right people will love you for who you are, and they will support you through your mental illnesses (while still setting their own boundaries ofc).

    • feellicks

      547d

      yes. been in one for almost 5 years going strong!!!! they are super understanding and know how to pull me out of it. I wouldn't be able to do it without my meds tho, as they make me aware enough for me to be aware of what is actually going on and rationalize. they know I'm not my mental illness and have always stuck by me

    • fumblingfruit

      581d

      I have, and I’m not sure what success you’ve had with entering a relationship and sharing about your condition, but I’ve found much peace of mind in getting the timing right. I wouldn’t tell someone on the first (or even second) date, but once it’s serious enough to start calling each other boyfriend/girlfriend (for example) it’s definitely the right time to tell them all about the disorder. That’s what I’ve done and I’m so glad I asked my therapist about it because he gave me that advice.

    • londa

      598d

      I'm not giving up but I live alone.

    • dirtyboy

      621d

      There's other people that feel just like you do. Honestly, crazy people are my fave. They have so much to offer, if they'd just learn to take care of themselves, learn to love themselves. It's a process, it's not easy. But it's worth it. Also, there's a good number of asexuals out there who are looking for sexless companionship. You've got options. Focus on that. Increase them by learning about yourself. Give yourself and those around you some compassion. It's not easy for a lot of us.

    • lilkitten

      642d

      I think with correct treatment having a committed relationship can be possible with an understanding n support partners who will understand your ups n downs n who is willing to be there no matter what. With my moods I feel like its impossible but I think there is hope as long as you do what you need to do for your health.

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