Question: Can a relationship survive bipolar?

You can absolutely have a healthy, happy relationship with a partner who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The condition may bring both positive and challenging aspects to the relationship, but you can take steps to support your partner and to help them manage their symptoms.

Is it hard to have a relationship with someone who is bipolar?

Having a relationship when you live with bipolar disorder is difficult. But its not impossible. It takes work on the part of both partners to make sure the marriage survives. The first step is to get diagnosed and treated for your condition.

How do you stay in love with a bipolar person?

Romantic relationships with someone who has bipolar disorderEducate yourself. This is the first thing you should do when you start a relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder. Ask about their experience. Try to be patient. Be open. Support their care. Get support when you need it.

What is the life expectancy of a person with bipolar disorder?

The average reduction in life expectancy in people with bipolar disorder is between nine and 20 years, while it is 10 to 20 years for schizophrenia, between nine and 24 years for drug and alcohol abuse, and around seven to 11 years for recurrent depression.

Do bipolar sufferers lack empathy?

Theres some evidence that people with bipolar disorder may have difficulty experiencing affective empathy. Cognitive empathy seems to be less affected by bipolar disorder than affective empathy. More research is needed on the effect of mood symptoms on empathy.

How does a person with bipolar act?

Bipolar disorder can cause your mood to swing from an extreme high to an extreme low. Manic symptoms can include increased energy, excitement, impulsive behaviour, and agitation. Depressive symptoms can include lack of energy, feeling worthless, low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts.

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