[INFJ] Would you ever date/marry someone with Aspergers and Bipolar II?
If yes, can that ever work out? What would be the ups of that relationship? And what would be the downs? Are you close to someone who ever. If you fell in love with the person, then found out about their condition would you reconsider? Try to find out more? There's more than 1 type. Not surprisingly, the symptoms of bipolar disorder in someone with autism are likely to look different than they would in others. They commonly.
Say you were upset recently about how your spouse handled you being sick. She left food without asking how I felt. Be specific about your needs.
Many of us expect our partners to automatically know what we want. Or to know what we want after the many hints we drop. Rather than expecting your partner to naturally know what you want or hinting at it, communicate your needs as specifically and directly as possible.
Can you please do the yard work? To your partner, this might mean weeding.
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Because you and your partner experience emotions differently, having an emotional connection also can be challenging. Remember that people with AS have a difficult time understanding and identifying emotions, and they may show very little emotion or express inappropriate emotions.
You also might miss displays of deep connection from your partner because you express emotions so differently. Ariel includes the below exercise to help you and your partner articulate how you can improve your emotional connection. Using index cards or slips of paper, write down what you do to help you feel more connected to your partner.How To Date Someone With A Mental Illness - Advice - BIPOLAR DISORDER
Put the cards in boxes: Try to do a few of these behaviors each week, and regularly review your lists. Even though being in a relationship with someone with AS may add additional challenges, together, you can absolutely learn to better understand each other and improve your relationship.
You can learn more about Cindy Ariel at her website. She also explores self-image issues on her own blog Weightless and creativity on her blog Make a Mess: I don't think getting into a relationship with someone who has Bipolar I is just the same as getting into a relationship with someone who doesn't have a mental illness. But it's not always the way that it's being presented in some of these posts!! Then again, some people probably wouldn't consider entering into a relationship with you, because you have Aspergers.
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So you have at least some idea of what it's like to experience stigma and be rejected for something that may not be the problem that some people think it is. If you intend to ask this girl about her medication, you might also ask her to describe how the illness affects her, overall. Some poor souls faithfully take their medications and still have a terrible time of it. Meds don't work well for everyone.
For some people, they don't work at all.
5 Tips for Loving Someone with Asperger's Syndrome
There are some although not many Bipolar Disordered people who do fine without being on any medication. So as for the suggestions on here that you focus a lot on the medication, it may -- or may NOT -- be pertinent. Zany, cute, and quirky is NOT always a sign that someone is in a manic phase. It's not even always a sign that they are Hypo, much less Hyper. I doubt that the poster who stated a manic phase as being the reason knows the difference between the various Bipolar states, or they wouldn't have made that statement.
She may be perfectly stable right now and still have those qualities. I think educating yourself about Bipolar Disorder is a wonderful way to go IF you even want to pursue a relationship with this girl. There's plenty of good sites out there -- About. You'll get much more balanced view that you are getting on here. Now, having said all that, I will ALSO say that I wouldn't jump right into a relationship with someone with a mental illness.
But I might still decide that I DO want to enter into it, after learning as much as I can about the illness and the person and how their illness affects them. There was only one time my Bipolar Disorder adversely affected a relationship I was in and that was after the Bipolar Disorder kicked in, but before I realized something was wrong and before I was diagnosed and treated.
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