What’s going on?
I hope you are doing well.
Before I took off for the day I wanted
to talk to you about something.
Just like the title says, today I’m
going to talk about the truth about
Unfortunately, some of you
probably read the title and thought
this was going to be an easy topic.
Some of you probably thought
this was going to be information
you probably already have.
Some of you probably thought
this isn’t going to be information
that applies to you.
And most of you probably thought
this was going to be something
you wanted to hear.
It’s the last group of people I’m
worried about, because sometimes
the truth is hard to swallow.
Well, here it is anyway:
Sometimes dealing with bipolar
disorder takes time, and it’s hard.
but you probably know that.
That isn’t news.
It’s like a lot of things in life –
Like losing weight.
Like building an organization.
It takes time and it’s hard.
You’ve heard the old expression,
“Anything that’s worth doing,
is worth doing well.”
That means that whatever you’re
going to do, it’s going to take
time to do it (and a lot of sweat)
to do it well, to give it your best
So in doing something hard,
there is an uphill part and then
things get easier.
Just like a snowball is small and hard to
push up hill and eventually it’s really big
and you roll down the hill (it gets easier).
That’s like bipolar disorder.
Some things are simple, but not easy.
Learning how to be a good supporter
may be simple (for instance, just
read my course on it). But it sure
In my courses I do tell you how to
be a good supporter:
Check out my courses/systems:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
So it might be simple (or at least
The concepts are simple), but it sure
But some supporters do want it to
be easy. They want it just like that.
They don’t want to put the work into
it that needs to be done.
I’m not saying they’re lazy or anything,
just that maybe they’re thinking, “I
didn’t sign on for this!” Like maybe
this is much harder than they
And that happens to a lot of
For each supporter who is willing
to put in all the time and effort
(and sweat) to be a good supporter,
to read my courses, to do the
research, to read everything they
can get their hands on, to go to
support groups, to learn as much
as they can about bipolar disorder…
etc. there are at least 2 or 3 who
And it is those 2 or 3 who are the
ones I hear from who complain
that their loved one isn’t getting
See, the supporters who are 100%
devoted to helping their loved one
get better and doing everything
they can, those are the ones who
I get success stories from! From
both the supporter and their loved
one – and believe me, I LOVE
getting those success stories!
It hurts me so much when I get
the other kind of letters, though.
I wish I could help you. I know
how hard it is, because I remember
how hard it is before I did all my
research for my mom and found
out everything I did about being
a good supporter.
Do you think I wanted to do all
that I had to do to make my mom
well? No! I saw how much of my
time and energy it was going to
take up front. So why did I do it?
Because I wanted my mom to get
well. Pure and simple. And I was
willing to do whatever it took.
See, that’s the attitude you have to
have as a supporter.
That’s the truth about bipolar
disorder. It’s not going to go away
by itself. Your loved one is not
going to get better without your
Whatever it takes.
I have to run, catch you tomorrow.
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