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... Someone once pointed out to me that it is their choice to stick with me and deal with my illness. ... (7 replies)
... Oh boy. I wish I knew the answer. I do shut people out too. ... (7 replies)
... Now, about your fiance, try as hard as you can to be open with him and communicate what you are feeling. Tell him you feel like shutting him out and all the reasons why. Most likely afterward you will feel much better. ... (7 replies)

... I know he wants to work with me and understand me, but I know that it's really just in his best interest that I shut him out, just as I have with so many other people in the past. ... (7 replies)
... Depression and bipolar disorder affect everyone differently. Some people shut people out, some don't. It's most likely ingrained in his personality. But isolation is a key symptom of depression. ... (7 replies)
... Well really, I know that. He tells me that, others tell me that, but in times like these, it's just so hard to believe. I don't know how to explain that, really. I really KNOW it's true, but then there's that really loud part of me that screams out that it's a total lie and I'm wasting his life and his (and everyone else's) time. I know we all must get like that, in these... (7 replies)
... Hi, Just wanted to say that this seems to be a question that comes up time and again on this board-both from those who suffer with BP and those close to them.I have (or had) a very close friend who broke off contact with me a few months ago-she suffers from a mood disorder/mental health issues-I don't know her exact diagnosis-it hurt me very badly when she did that-her words... (7 replies)
... animalari, I know you feel like you are "overtalking" about BP, that's how I feel too. I think my husband must be sick of it by this pont. But when I asked him if this was the case, his reply was "no way". He loves me and together we have to learn about BP. There is certainly no other human being with whom I would want to share this with. The love of someone to share this... (7 replies)
... mail until my moods have leveled out. I've already made the mistake in the past of communicating with people when I'm not feeling well and all it did was create a great deal of hurt for everyone. Try not to take his behavior personally. ... (7 replies)
... yes, people with great depression can just not feel capable of answering phone and email. ... (7 replies)
... Like Llama said, bipolar and depression affect each of us differently. I have bipolar 1 and tend to push people away when I'm manic or depressed. When I'm manic, I do it because I end up saying things I don't mean and hurting the people I care about. ... (7 replies)
... Friend, I've been thinking since reading your post and wanted to bring to light some things. My husband, who is not normally extremely understanding, has really suprised me in dealing with my BP symptoms. Since I've been diagnosed he has become sensitive, supportive, a listener, and extremely compassionate. I believe that knowing there is an underlying cause has... (7 replies)
... Dogmansa, from reading your past posts about your experiences with your fiancee, I am just so touched. Honestly, your second post here sounded incredibly similar to my fiance's post on another bipolar-related board and it broke my heart to read of your intense love for her and what she puts you though, because I know it's exactly the same love that he has for me, and is... (7 replies)
... Dont sweat it, just pray before you do it! If you plan to marry this woman, then you need to be able to talk about absolutely everything. Maybe start it that way, say to the effect of we need to be completely open, and sometimes I feel (use "I feel sometimes that..." as it makes anyone less on the defensive) then you can slowly get into the topic such as her shutting you out... (24 replies)
... I tried explaining that I felt like he was intentionally shutting me out of his life and while I needed to trust that he knows how to take care of himself by withdrawing from people, that I do, in fact, take it personally. ... (8 replies)
May 26, 2009
... I can only get so close to "normal" friends. Kris was far from normal. And so is this guy. Suffers from depression, works from his apartment and remains out of contact or a recluse. He drinks, smokes and does drugs. Recently, he confessed to smoking crack and doing H. Ive barely spoken to him since. ... (2 replies)
... walk away---spare yourself a lifetime of unhappiness. You can't help her. It's not your responsibility. Especially if you want to have kids. don't put them through this. (16 replies)
... ve been reading a lot of the post on here about people in relationships with someone who is Bipolar. It seems a lot of the time, the advice is to walk away if you can. ... (16 replies)
... know or feel....I felt more like that, not sick....he said that's the delusional part of sz. I wrote in my journal that I don't totally believe that, I think sz people scare normals so they say this...but other times I just wonder if I'm fooling myself. ... (42 replies)
Nov 25, 2004
... just completely worn out. im not to the point of hysteria yet. havent started hallucinating yet, and i havent gotten suicidal yet.....but my body is completely shutting down. but it wont sleep. its not even anxiety. that i know of. i have no thoughts in my head. the random few are neutral. not good or bad. ... (2 replies)

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