Whether you’re married to someone with bipolar disorder or in a relationship, the reality can be extremely difficult. While some days feel manageable, if not wonderful, others can be so trying that it makes you wonder if you should stay in the relationship and continue on with the rollercoaster of struggles. Of course, there’s no “right” answer. Every person with bipolar disorder is unique, as is every relationship. But, knowing how fragile these relationships can be, it’s important that, regardless of the trajectory you are wanting to take, you do your best to tend to your partner and yourself.
Below are six tips that can help improve relationships with individuals with bipolar disorder, which may help to mend a relationship that was once on its way to completely breaking.
Deciding to end a relationship is a big decision, but so is the choice to stay in a relationship. Know that you have a choice and that ultimately the path forward is for you to create.