LAST POST HERE - MOVING TO NEW SPACE!!!
Hey, y'all --
Just wanted to remind you that this is going to be my last post here - the next post will be at my new space at: www.bipolarcentral.com/bipolarsurvivorblog
I hope everyone will follow me over there!
I think you'll like it. It's already up, and it looks a little bit different, but it'll be easier to post comments there, and easier to read. Also, all my old posts will follow over, too, so you can still read on any topic you want, all the way back to 2005!
So, c'mon down to: www.bipolarcentral.com/bipolarsurvivorblog and join me on Thursday!!!
Ok, so on to today's topic.
Somebody was talking to me about friendship and bipolar disorder. She was saying how hard it was to have or keep a friend if you have the disorder.
At first I got real defensive, thinking that wasn't true, but then I started agreeing with her. I have found it to be true, for the most part, in my life.
I have one friend, but we have been friends since 10th grade (over 35 yrs ago). Then I have another friend, who is like my sister, but she only understands me because she also has a mental disorder. Neither one lives where I do.
Where I live, I have absolutely no one but my husband, and he is my best friend. I'm very lucky, and I count my blessings every day. Because, as most of you know, he also has bipolar disorder, so he understands what it's like to live with "the dragon."
We don't have any friends, tho. Nobody else we can go out with, just for dinner or whatever.
No one else seems to "get" us. And we're not even that weird! (just sorta)
It's a good thing we're best friends, because we have to hang around each other alot, and we are each other's best entertainment.
But I was thinking about all of you, wondering if you've run into the same thing. Do people treat you different when they find out that you have bipolar disorder?
Have you been able to find and make friends? Have you been able to keep friends?
Or does it seem to not matter to other people in your case?
I'd really like some feedback on this one.
Wishing you peace and stability,
Remember God loves you and so do I,
ps. See you next post at: www.bipolarcentral.com/bipolarsurvivorblog