But it was not long before concrete evidence of him cheating on me surfaced.After our breakup, it took me almost a year to feel like I could start dating again. Past experiences with dating also include people asking about my diagnosis of bipolar disorder.My advice to those who live with bipolar disorder and ready to enter the dating world is to make sure you are confident in yourself.Do not assume you are the underdog because you live with a mental health condition.When you’re first getting to know someone I’d suggest letting the person get to know your character before opening up about your condition.It is not necessary for you to reveal your diagnosis up front.The fact is, we all have issues, whether you live with bipolar disorder or not.And if someone won’t give you a chance because of a label, consider yourself lucky.
In my opinion, everyone benefits from getting to know someone who is unlike them.
I have learned a lot from men I’ve been romantically involved with—including the ones who have treated me poorly.
It is important for people to remember that challenges are inevitable in romantic relationships regardless of if your partner has a mental health condition or not.
Wait until you feel comfortable, and believe that the other person deserves to hear about that part of your life.
Know that you are a capable and unique individual who has something special to add to another person’s life.