What part of living with bipolar disorder and depression is most difficult for people to understand? Take a read and leave a Comment on the Blog letting us know who helped you the most in your Journey!
My name is Christian Lowry and no, I am not a guy. I have heard that my whole life and I am here to tell whoever may need help with this subject that you are not alone. I promise you will see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have a range of disorders including major depression, bipolar disorder, and Agoraphobia.
Read more: My Life with Bipolar Disorder
It’s never easy for you or your family. Surround yourself with people who care and love you and someone who you can tell anything to. Sometimes, your significant other needs to step out of their place to see how you see the world. That way both of you can better understand where you stand as a person suffering from bipolar disorder.
It’s going to get easier as time goes on.
I hope that all of this info helps. I find that writing, taking up a hobby or doing whatever you like to do with your spare time helps. Most importantly, be sure to include your close family members and your spouse. Remember to always open up and talk about how you feel. Especially, when you feel shifts in your mood, that way they understand why it is that you were acting this way and they can respond by helping instead of being confused or hurt.
Read more: Waging a War Within Myself – My Manic Life
Sometimes, it may be confusing for your family or loved ones to understand what you were going through. Simply saying things in a different light doesn’t mean that they see it the same way. You have to be willing to open up and get down deep into what the problem really is even if it’s something they don’t want to hear. Trust me, from my experience a lot of things in my life could’ve been avoided by simply talking.