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michelledevyn

635d

I'm having relationship problems. I've been in a depressive episode for roughly 2 months. my boyfriend and i met not long before my episode started and when i was in a hypomanic episode, which led me to being diagnosed. it's been rough trying to navigate a new diagnosis i know nothing about and trying to piece together my life. on top of that, i find it difficult to know what people expect from me in social situations. I thought i was doing okay in my relationship but apparently i haven't been and he told me last night after sitting on it for a month and a half. he doesn't want to tell me what he expects from me so i can do those things to make sure he knows how i feel. I don't know how to know and it makes me feel like shit for not knowing instinctively. my therapist recommended an intensive outpatient program on top of all of this and I'm really struggling to function so I'm trying so hard on basic levels with living and a relationship.

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    • PrettyFairy

      635d

      For sure. When i first got diagnosed and lowkey before that we were fighting all the time especially when i was in a depressive episode. So we figured out thats really what we have to look out for. Just do whatever makes you happy. Stress management is really impossible and I'm still working on that

    • PrettyFairy

      635d

      For sure. When i first got diagnosed and lowkey before that we were fighting all the time especially when i was in a depressive episode. So we figured out thats really what we have to look out for. Just do whatever makes you happy. Stress management is really impossible and I'm still working on that

    • PrettyFairy

      635d

      Honestly he doesnt sound very helpful. You shouldn't have to guess or mind read. And honestly i dont think you should worry too much about him and what he expects from you cause your expectations for yourself just changed too. A relationship is really hard with bipolar and its gonna suck for a while. I dont want you to be alone either so maybe start by telling him what you need first and how hard this is going to be and see what he needs from you to make it work.

      • michelledevyn

        635d

        @PrettyFairy after i had some time to process our convo, i told him that i need his help for it to work. Its possible that hes been giving a bit more that he can to try to help me. I'm not willing to give more than i have and i don't expect or even want him to do that for me. I expressed how much communication i need right now and he said he's gonna try so that's a start

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