How are you? I hope you are doing well.
I have been having a hard time these days on so many things.
I won’t get in to it today but will be writing several daily emails about it. Especially how I got conned out of $4500 by a total conman.
It’s been tough to build this organization.
BUT, there are a lot of hard things we have to do in life.
Going through school was hard for most of us.
All those tests!
Some of us had teachers we didn’t like, or even teachers who made it hard on us to get through the class or the grade.
Learning how to ride a bike was hard in the beginning, wasn’t it?
Going through adolescence was hard – confusing thoughts and feelings, awkwardness, and even acne!
Learning how to drive was hard for many of us.
Relationships are hard.
Learning the other person’s likes and dislikes.
Learning how to get along with another person who may not be as much like you as you might like them to be.
Learning how to communicate with another person.
Buying that first house is hard for many people – it’s hard to understand about mortgages and everything.
Same thing with a car – sometimes it’s hard to make a decision about which one is the right one to buy.
But being a supporter to a loved one with bipolar disorder is really hard.
And one of the hardest things you have to do is to FORGIVE.
In my courses/systems, I go over the signs and symptoms of a manic episode, and the things your loved one might do in one, and that’s what I want to talk about today.
LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WITH
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
When your loved one is in a manic episode, they will become impulsive.
They will not be rational.
They will not be themselves.
They will do things without thinking about the consequences.
• Excessive spending
• Risky sexual behavior
• Risky driving
• Substance abuse
• Compulsive gambling
• Foolish business investments
• Bad decisions
• Poor choices
And any of these things might affect you.
Because there are consequences to these actions.
For example, if your loved one spends money excessively or makes foolish business nvestments, it could mean financial ruin for you.
Or if they exhibit risky driving, there could be legal consequences.
If they get involved with substance abuse, there could be long-term consequences, because now you have another problem to deal with besides just their bipolar disorder.
And what if they get involved with risky sexual behavior?
That could mean they could have an affair, or bring home a sexually transmitted disease to you.
Any of these things might make you feel hurt, angry, resentful, or a host of other negative feelings towards your loved one.
But let’s just consider the last one.
If your loved one had an affair or gave you a sexually transmitted disease, would you be able to
This is one of the things that can cause real damage to a relationship.
And forgiving their loved one in this case is one of the hardest things a supporter will ever have to do.
But you have to consider this very carefully.
If you intend to stay with your loved one, you have to do it. You have to forgive them.
Now, I’m not saying you can do it right away.
It will take time.
Because it will be one of the hardest things you will ever have to do.
But your loved one will be remorseful, and if you have good communication, it can be done.
Have you ever been in any of these situations?
Were you able to forgive your loved one?
David Oliver is the author of the shocking guide “Bipolar Disorder—The REAL Silent Killer.” Click Here to get FREE Information sent via email on how and why bipolar disorder kills.