When Friends and Family Don’t Understand Bipolar Disorder

When Friends and Family Don’t Understand Bipolar Disorder

My family tries, but it doesn’t always happen. I try to not let it hurt me, but sometimes I end up crying about it especially when I feel left out and lonely and misunderstood. I am trying to mend a bridge now. I am trying to think like they do and how they must feel although that isn’t easy. Currently I am in a fairly decent place so my mind and brain aren’t sabotaging me.

I don’t feel it is my fault, but my brain doesn’t always join in on the plans in play.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com


4 thoughts on “When Friends and Family Don’t Understand Bipolar Disorder

  1. FLO

    Just thinking here. Do you feel your family and friends make an effort to understand? For instance, with all the pain you’re in each day and your difficulty in physically getting from one place to another, do they not take that into account when making plans? Activities that involve up and down steps, standing for long periods(or short ones), sitting, especially on a hard surface for any period of time…. since it doesn’t affect them, do they realize how much it affects you? Accommodations can be made for lots of things if we realize the situations exist.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      No I don’t feel as if my family takes all of that into account when they make plans. They see my saying no as not wanting to be with them.



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