You know, I come out with new material on bipolar disorder all the time, because I want to help people with the disorder and their supporters. That’s my bottom line. I want to keep you up-to-date and give you new information all the time, information I think you need to know. And most people thank me, telling me how good the material is, and how much they enjoyed it, and how much they learned from it.
I’ve even had people tell me how a report or course saved their life or the life of their loved one!
Others have told me how a report or course even saved their marriage!
But look at what this person wrote me:
“I don’t belive in what most of what you say. unsless of course you DO have the SUPPORT of others ( like you say ).Tell me..how do you get that?!!!! Amanda”
Well, what do I say to that? What would you say, if you were doing what you believed in most, and you thought you were helping a lot of people, and someone came along and trashed what you were doing? First off, I read the comment again very carefully. I tried to read it again without my first emotional reaction.
Look at the first line: “I don’t belive in what most of what you say.” MOST of what I say. Well, that means that she at least believes in SOME of what I say, right? That means I’m getting some good information out to her, and that’s encouraging to me.
I never said that everything I write is going to please everyone. I know that some of what I write, that some people might think I’m crazy for writing (especially when I talk about some of my friends! lol) Or when I talk about some of the things that happen to me (and, yes, they really do happen to me). Or how I tie everything in to bipolar disorder. Even the strangest of things!
Or when I post some of the comments, like this one, that this lady wrote to me. But the important thing is that I’m honest. That’s the one thing that I am. Because I believe in what I do, and that’s who I am. I assume you’re honest, too. Would you be defensive about that? Would you defend yourself against the comments that this woman made if she made them about you?
Many times, I talk about the importance of having a strong support system. I only bring that up because it sounds to me like this woman doesn’t have one, or else why would she ask me: “unsless of course you DO have the SUPPORT of others ( like you say ).Tell me..how do you get that?!!!!”
So let me ask: How DO you get the support of others? If you have bipolar disorder, you get it by developing a strong support system, like I was saying before. How does a supporter get the support of others? By developing their own support system. By not isolating, by not letting the world of bipolar disorder overwhelm them…By having their own set of friends, etc.
How do I get the support of others? I give them good information that they need to know. And everyone should have the support of their family behind them, whether they have bipolar disorder or are supporting someone who does.
Well, I have to go!