I hope you’re doing well today.
You know, we’ve all made mistakes.
And we’ve all made them for various reasons.
Some have been made because we just didn’t know any better.
Some have been made because we knew better, but we thought this time would be different.
Some have been made because we depended on someone else and they let us
And some have been made because we took something for granted that we shouldn’t
have taken for granted.
Well, that’s something that you just can’t afford to do when it comes to bipolar disorder.
What am I talking about?
Well, I’m talking about medication, for one thing.
You just can’t take for granted that it will always work for your loved one the way that it is working now.
It may have to be changed some time in the future.
Another thing is that you shouldn’t take your loved one’s treatment team for granted, either.
If your loved one has a good doctor, psychiatrist, and therapist, you both should be very grateful.
Reward these people by always having your loved one show up for their appointments, and
show up on time.
Your loved one can’t take for granted that these people always know how to help them, either.
Your loved one has to help their professionals to help them, by giving them information.
Remember, that these professionals are not mindreaders. They only know what you tell them.
Also, don’t take your finances for granted.
Always put away something for a rainy day, because you never know if/when you’re going to need it.
That’s just sound financial advice, whether you are dealing with bipolar disorder or not.
That’s just one of the things I teach having to do with bipolar disorder in my courses/systems:
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Don’t take your relationship for granted.
Especially because your loved one has bipolar disorder.
The disorder can sometimes seem to take over your lives.
I know, because supporters tell me that all the time.
It’s important that you keep close communication with your loved one, and that you don’t take things for granted, like how they are feeling.
It’s also important that you share your thoughts and feelings with your loved one, because you can’t take for granted that they know these things, either.
But the most important thing is that you do NOT take your loved one’s STABILITY for granted!
If you do that, the whole stack of cards can fall down around you.
If you take your loved one’s stability for granted, you won’t make plans for an episode, and one can sneak up on you, and then where will you be?
If you take your loved one’s stability for granted, you won’t be watching for signs and symptoms of an oncoming episode, and you might miss the warning signs.
Then the bipolar episode will be upon your loved one before you know it, and they may end up in the hospital, all because you took their stability for granted.
Have you ever had to deal with an episode in your loved one because you started taking their stability for granted?
How did you handle it?
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.