I love this! Realistic expectations and open communication – a must in any relationship or friendship
Relax Damit! Beware of the Bipolar Bear!
At the suggestion of my therapist my wife and I schedule regular relationship check ups. These are extremely important because I’m rarely self-aware when my Bipolar Bear is making an appearance. Why schedule a conversation? Scheduling a time takes some of the emotional sting out of the equation. I can hear that she has issues & concerns rather than I am once again being attacked for not being normal. We also try to limit the amount of time for the discussion so that we don’t beat issues to death.
Last night my wife brought up the fact that I have been out of my routine and when I get out of my routine the Bipolar Bear begins to roar. We have long moved out of the cycle of promises and failures. I take her input seriously and attempt to make changes right away. Not just to pacify…
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