But it will rarely be easy, especially if the object of your affection doesn't comply fully with treatment.
Viguera, such relationships don't have to be destructive and separation is hardly inevitable.
Both parties have to participate in its success, however.
"She broke up with me and started dating other people, and then when I dated other people she tried to win me back." Like many people with bipolar disorder, Tim's girlfriend also struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and got deep into debt—with his credit card.
Tim eventually broke down emotionally himself, ended the affair, and tried to forget the experience.
Mental health professionals arent the only ones who can lend a hand. By keeping the illness a secret, people place an additional burden on themselves." Karp also recommends that anyone who cares for someone struggling with bipolar person find a support group in their area.