Bipolar Relationships - Here Is a Fun Quiz For You

John McManamy Health Guide
  • I don’t always do public speaking, but when I do I ask a lot of questions. Here are five hypotheticals I presented to an audience two years ago. The talk was on relationships. The first two ask you to put yourself in the shoes of the loved one. In the last two, you are the one living with bipolar. In Hypothetical 3, you could be either party.


    Go ahead. Have fun coming up with your responses ...


    Hypothetical 1


    Your loved one tells you the situation is hopeless. Life sucks. She is about to lose her job and become homeless and she doesn’t want to be a burden on you anymore.


    How do you respond?

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    Hypothetical 2


    Your loved one tells you he is going to hop on a plane, fly straight to Washington DC, march straight into the White House and demand to see President Obama and tell him how to run the country.


    How do you respond?


    Hypothetical 3


    Your loved one, in a loud and menacing way, accuses you of mismanaging the finances, being a slob, and being lousy in bed. None of this is true, or at least can be explained. 


    How do you respond?


    Hypothetical 4


    You’re at a family barbecue. You run into Cousin Leonard, whom you haven’t seen in ages. This is your chance to expound on your favorite topic - Old English 8th century poetry. Your loved one shoots you the evil eye.


    How do you respond?


    Hypothetical 5


    Your loved one is clearly exasperated. She tells you that she is sick of your whining and complaining and you lying in bed all day. That enough is enough. You need to snap out of it.


    How do you respond?




    Let me hear your answers. Then we can turn my next series of posts into a dialogue. Comments below ...

Published On: July 01, 2014