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Olivia18

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At what point in a new friendship or relationship do I tell someone I have severe mental health issues like Bipolar and BPD?

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    • ChristineD

      555d

      Personally, I would tell them sooner than later. I wouldn't lead with it but kind of put it out there.

    • ChristineD

      555d

      Personally, I would tell them sooner than later. I wouldn't lead with it but kind of put it out there.

    • Neuco

      555d

      Personally, I divulge pretty early in a relationship. It feels like I'm leading them on otherwise. Bipolar is a pretty serious mental health condition that can be hard to live with, no point in continuing the relationship if they can't handle it. As for friendships? It's by feel. Whenever you feel is the right time.

      • Olivia18

        555d

        @Neuco I’m just honestly scared to tell this person that I like because I don’t want to scare them off. I did tell them that I need to tell them something but I’m scared to actually say it.

        • Neuco

          554d

          @Olivia18 Better to tell them now than wait even longer and have a problem, you know? Plus, honesty and open communication is always the best policy. And you deserve someone who will be supportive and understanding of your mental health

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