Dating a bipolar sufferer
Dating a bipolar sufferer - adult dating sperryville virginia
I can also fall in love with someone I barely know when we are having sex.” A sexual carnival Reading through the Reddit threads and the internet’s bipolar forums about the experience of hypersexuality – it sounds like a sexual – and emotional – carnival.
But the notion of feeling out of control is what really seems to gnaw at sufferers’ self-esteem, as well as affecting their relationships.
“This could be anything from same-sex encounters to sex in public.
“Given the social double standard we have around male and female sexuality, women in particular can find themselves ‘shamed’ for what they get up to.
I’d always known he struggled with high and low moods.
But it wasn’t until the intimate aspect of our relationship fell apart that I realised, perhaps selfishly, that something else was wrong.
“One-night stands on a low mood can be awful and lead to incredible self-loathing.
I self-harmed after one, head-butted a wall,” Tom tells me.
On the other hand: “If you have bipolar and are trying to manage an elevated mode,” says Suzanne Hudson, “a highly sexed relationship might not help.” Looking back, it’s easy to see now why my undiagnosed ex might have thought hooking up with a sex columnist would be a good foil for his hypomanic libido.
Now I know I was pretty much the worst choice he could have made.
“And then there’s the impact on the other person when you just don’t want to have sex at all.
It’s awful when someone thinks it’s because of them.
I go weeks without wanting sex, can’t bear to be touched. It’s emasculating.” Mismatched libidos The tension caused by mismatched libidos can really rock a relationship.