my funny pics community ! up this comment if I can rant some emotional termoil & confusion, to hear some of that good ol funny pics support and care :,)
@Cabbypants, I'm intrigued but I can't promise that I'll have anything to offer. *whispers to self* "Psst...This is why you're still single."
@CrazyCrichton , WELL, my girlfriend of almost 2 years, has been going through some stuff. Manic bipolar depression, Borderline personality disorder, PreTTy mUch summed up, she’s not herself , she’s paranoid that people are following her, she’s in and out of the hospital, and a butt load of other scary mental health stuff that seems like it’s from a movie. i’ve been the most supportive person in her life, and i’ve always been there for her. but these past few weeks(when’s it’s been a thing), have been hard for me. I feel like i’m starting to lose my motivation to be there for her, and everything so frustrating, because I can’t help her no matter what I try. I need some help guys !! or just moral support and reassurance I don’t knowwww
@Cabbypants, is there anyone you can reach out to at her hospital? Whilst doctor-patient confidentiality is a must, I'm sure they must have a support program for people whose loved ones are like your girlfriend. Professional advice might be better in this matter, but know I think you've done a great job so far. For whatever that's worth, mate.
Ask her doctor what you can do, maybe they can point you in the right direction buddy. All I can say is that you can keep on marching and being there for her.
@Sambob, I was thinking about looking into counseling for myself. all this stuff can be very isolating, thankfully I have her family to confide in. thanks so much for replying, funny pics community doing its thing right on a tough night. and I will look into the support, that’s a grad idea. thank ya SamBob, it means a lot
@Cabbypants, This is always a rough situation to be in. My father suffers from manic-depressive disorder as well. And there are days where he won't get out of bed, half completed projects lying all over the house. Even walking into his closet you can see shirts of bright pastels next to multiple grays and beiges. It's an unfortunate rollercoaster that can throw anyone off at any time. If your girlfriend's conditions are this severe she needs medication. Mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, something. It isn't healthy for her to feel upset and paranoid consistently and it isn't healthy for you to be her only support. Try looking into psychiatrists and maybe some therapy for her as well. That will help stabilize her and give her a professional outlet. Obviously you will still he there every step of the way. And of course the weight of this situation is very heavy. Especially being the only one to bear it, which, believe me, I know is difficult. But you've done wonders for this person.
@SleazyForWeasley, and I'm sure she appreciates it more than you know. I'm so sorry for this long post. But your dilemma hit close to home. When I had to leave for college I felt worried to leave him alone, but also relieved to be out from under the pressure for a while. It's normal to feel that way. I think your persistence is admirable. And again, I'm so sorry for the novel I've written.
@SleazyForWeasley, boy oh golly it’s relieving to hear some empathy. i’m sorry for what you’ve been through, and i’m more than proud of you for being the trooper you are, i’m sure you’ve been through more than me. But yes exactly. the situation were in as of today, is psychiatrists and therapists and maybe in-patient again. she’s been through multiple medications that we’re trying to see what’s right for her, but personally I think all these meds back to back are hurting more than helping. Thank you so much for the time, it’s quite an emotional night. and haha no kidding, she has about a thousand hobbies and a handful that she actually accomplishes. thanks again, seriously
@SleazyForWeasley, no worries at all, i’m very thankful to hear from a different perspective. if it was a real novel, I would be the first in line at your signing party. thank you 🙏
@Cabbypants, Of course. It's the least I can do. As for the myriad of medications.. I get that too. Sometimes they can turn them into a complete stranger, or shove them even further into their conditions. But that's why consistency is so important. Finding someone she likes and feels comfortable with is important. My dad has been with the same VA therapist for years. And anytime there was a medication change I was so worried. But, keep your head up. Because although the medication dulls the symptoms of the disorder my dad's beautiful and giving personality wasn't completely washed away. He's still my dad. There are a lot of medications out there. It's just a means of trial and error, unfortunately. I hope I've helped you in some way. I appreciate your kindness as well.
@SleazyForWeasley, and I don’t mean to keep this novel going, but you keep being too dam helpful. That’s seriously some great info that I haven’t been aware of(as far as our lives differ from yours) She doesn’t have a consistent therapist, and her old one was mediocre at best. all of this is quite familiar and i’m glad u took the time to share your, more developed and experienced, experiences with me. it’s really calming actually, and more than helpful. ok last one I swear, thank you again
@Cabbypants, Yes. Stability and healthy routine is a huge factor when it comes to those who suffer from bipolar disorder. Because they themselves don't have control over how their mood or point of view will be on a given day (depending on the type and severity of their condition) if the other aspects in their life are stable and consistent it will be helpful for them. I'm happy to hear that! I'm glad that my experiences could be of use to someone else. And you're very welcome. I wish you and your girlfriend all the best.
@Cabbypants, hey I'm going through similar feelings with someone who is long distance. I'd love to chat if you want if there's a DM mode or something idk. My username is the same among most social media platforms so pick your poison.
*smiles in libertarian*
I can hear the Ancaps nutting from here