Jim - March 17, 2015 ← Reply
I was browsing the Internet and came across your website. I was diagnosed 8 years ago as Bipolar and have been struggling. For the first few years I refused to believe I had it and “negotiated” with my pysciatrists that it was just anxiety. I found myself lying to them even though I was reading up on bipolar on the Internet and knowing they were right. I just didn’t want to admit I had it. My biggest thing is that I adore my family and I know they see changes in me but I can’t get myself to tell them that I have it. Male ego I guess. I hate myself because I have hurted most of them with my outbursts and my isolation from them. They are the best family anyone could hope for. When I say family, I mean my parents, siblings, Godchildren and nieces and nephews. I am divorced with no kids. Shocker right? I can’t handle a relationship.
I really wanted to tell you how much I agreed with your description of what it’s like to be bipolar. This is the first time I have ever written to anyone about it but felt I had to because your message was so strong. I’m glad your helping people. I do have one question that has really been haunting me. Do I tell my parents and family or do I just continue my life having them think I’m some loser that can’t cope with life and not get along with people? I try so hard to fit in and be normal and find myself avoiding social situations because I know I will just screw up.
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