My boyfriend was diagnosed with bipolar back in February. I’ve been with him throughout the entire hospital period and we’ve been together for almost a year. He told me how much he loved me and everything was so perfect and today out of nowhere he said he didn’t love me anymore and didn’t want to be with me. When I tried confronting him about it he just laughed. I’m not too sure where to go from here because even his parents say he’s manic and he’s gone off his meds. I’m really just not sure where to go from here?
You sound like a very loving and compassionate girlfriend and he is very lucky to have you by his side. Bipolar is a tricky disorder and can be confusing to the person going through the mood change. I suggest that if he comes back, meaning if you two haven’t broken up, suggest to him therapy for the both of you. Let him know you want to understand where he is coming from when he says he doesn’t love you anymore, is that what he’s really implying or is it something else. Sometimes people with bipolar feel guilty and feel as if they need to let their loved ones go, so their companion or mate can have a chance at being happy.
The one thing you both will need are tools on how to deal with being in a relationship where bipolar is present. He may very well be manic and when he comes back down will most likely come back and apologize. He may not even remember saying he didn’t love you. You seem to have a lot of patience with him and I hope things will work out for you both.
Remember to take care of yourself first, this relationship may end up becoming unhealthy for you if this becomes a pattern for him. Again getting the tools you both need to cope with his bipolar by getting therapy and definitely medicine management will be key to ensure a successful relationship.