How sick of this are you? I mean, isn’t it bad enough that we have to live with this? I have been contemplating my bipolar over the course of the day and I came to a few revelations. After I sent a goodbye message to my friend on Reddit, who I was emailing with over the past two weeks or so, and sending a goodbye message to the murderer, (yeah I couldn’t really deal with all that), I realized maybe there IS something really wrong with me. I have been cutting people out and sending goodbye messages all over the place for the past month. What is going on with me? Is there some truth to this mental illness stigma? Are we really that screwed up?
I would like to argue that yes, we are screwed up, but who isn’t? I mean I have been straight up ghosted by guys, but at least I have the courtesy to send a goodbye message before I go. I mean yeah sure it’s crappy to leave them, but don’t they at least deserve a goodbye? With a person who didn’t have a mental illness be as kind? My answer is straight up no. Most people dispose other people like garbage and we are the ones who get the label of “crazy” attached to us?
I was just on a forum that got me so mad. (I suggest staying off some of these message boards, there are a lot of mean people out there). Anyway, a guy was on there asking for advice for how to deal with his bipolar girlfriend. Well you can just imagine the responses. A lot of them were like, “RUN!!!” and my favorite was “don’t put your dick in crazy.” Of course you know my comment on the thread was “crazy don’t want your ugly dick,” haha. But I digress, why are people so afraid to date us? I know I don’t have the greatest track record, but come on!
So for the readers of this post, if you have a mental illness do you disclose it to your potential date? When in the dating process do you tell them? Do you tell them at all or just hide it till it’s deep enough into the relationship to where they have to deal with it? Personally, these days, I have been telling the guys that I have been communicating with that I have bipolar. I am sure the ones I have said goodbye to are telling themselves, “yup that’s what I get for dealing with a bipolar chick.” Oh well.
So disclose or not disclose? I am curious what you usually do. Please comment below.