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If he was sulking in the bed, me sitting next to him was more of a bother to him than a help.
I dedicated myself to ensure that my own happiness wasn’t sacrificed as I worked to increase his. You have to keep your own life going even when your partner’s is stalled.
You can go in with good intentions to help your partner when he’s struggling, if he doesn’t choose to get treatment and help himself, there’s usually nothing you can do about it.However, sometimes the best thing you can do for someone is to just be there. Before or after depressive episodes, people with bipolar disorder get episodes of mania or hypomania.For my ex, these were periods of great excitement and focus.If they can’t recognize how they’re hurting you or refuse to take steps to get treated, you don’t have to stay with them. He apologized when he was stable, but he wouldn’t agree to anything that would have made me feel safer during his episodes (never mind anything that would help him).If this is your situation, you should be prioritizing your own safety over their personal struggle. I definitely felt an obligation to help my ex because I cared about him and hated to see him struggle.
I ignorantly assumed bipolar disorder meant you never got out of bed or got anything done, and that’s not the case at all. For those few days or weeks, he couldn’t be pried away from his desk for anything non-essential without becoming super irritable.