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Saturday, May 09, 2009 Shasha, Community Member, asks

Q: How can I talk to a bipolar person without them getting mad at me?

I love a bipolar guy. My bipolar is not as bad (I do the celiac diet).  He is very sensitive/ has fears/wants respect honor. He thinks I am trying to hurt him. I am afraid to say things thinking I will get him mad. I want to be open and honest and be myself. He has a long list of hurts/wounds he thinks I tried to do to him. He says good intentions are not good enough. Then eventually he is happy again and is interested in me. I get suicidal when he rejects me.

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nonethewiser, Community Member
5/10/09 8:29pm

Heres a book I recommend....Walking on eggshells.  It's helped my husband so much.  It helps him to not react negitively.  Or to push the wrong buttons.  But most of all, it helps him to protect himself....I wish you the best!

Chris, Community Member
5/ 9/09 11:46pm

You didn't give much to go on.

You did say that "then everything's good again".  This is the time to ask him what you had done to get on his bad side, what he was thinking, what was going on in his head, etc.

Even in my worst episodes, I remembered everything stupid that I did (sometimes it takes a few weeks for the memories to return).


Best of luck.

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By Shasha, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/17/10, First Published: 05/09/09