Dating and Bipolar Disorder: Rejected Because of Bipolar
When it comes to dating and bipolar disorder, have I got some stories for you! Today, I want to focus on getting rejected because I have bipolar disorder.
There have been several guys who have rejected me because I am diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder and open about it. Some go about it more subtly and others decide to voice their rejection in a much louder and condescending way. In this video, I share my dating experience and how I handle getting rejected because of my diagnosis.
The stigma instills so much fear within those of us who live with a mental health condition, that dating has become more of a hassle than an enjoyable experience. When I published my blog and came forward about my diagnosis of bipolar disorder, I was very guarded. I wanted to protect my vulnerability and was petrified of rejection based on my mental health condition. It was not until I started to acknowledge this fear that my attitude changed.
Part of living a good life with bipolar disorder is not allowing people's opinion of you to dictate how you feel about yourself. As I talked about in last week’s video (https://youtu.be/WfL2HyqqhJ0), confidence is key to living a good life with bipolar disorder.
Have you been rejected because you are diagnosed with bipolar disorder? How did you handle it? Please share your experience or do a response video and send it into firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week! Hannah
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MORE ON BEING BIPOLAR DISORDER, CONFIDENCE AND HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF
How Publicly Disclosing Bipolar 2 Affected My Dating Life | http://bit.ly/2tCj2Uf
The Stigma of Bipolar in Relationships | http://bit.ly/2uE3cVu
When Do I Tell My Girlfriend or Boyfriend I Have Bipolar Disorder? | http://bit.ly/2tCin5h
My Fear of Dating with Bipolar Disorder | http://bit.ly/2mZsnTI