Being a writer on this site is one of the most FANTASTICAL things I do these days. (Yes, fantastical is a word according to Dane Cook) It has become one of the biggest parts of my life. It not only gives me a chance to help others through the same struggles and questions I had during the roller coaster of my life, but it has also provided me a sense of therapy by being able to revisit various points in my life (the good and bad) and continue to learn and grow from them. Writing for Ask A Bipolar has been a huge part of my own therapy. 🙂 Well, what happens when I don’t have the answer? I know I answer questions about bipolar and being bipolar all the time and give a lot of advice to others, but clearly, I don’t have all the answers. So, today, I am asking you all for YOUR advice!
What do I do when someone I love does not really know much about bipolar and my attempts to educate them are shot down or ignored?
I answer questions like this all the time for others, but what do I do when all of my own suggestions aren’t helpful? This makes me question my own advice. I mean, I know that I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t claim to, but I thought that my situation would be something that I surely could figure out myself. Why can’t I? Being bipolar is not only something that I have, but is a huge part of my life. So how can I get them to understand this huge part of me? To understand that some things are biological, and that being bipolar can’t be cured, just managed? To understand the things I do and ways in which I manage it?