Relationships On The MendI am a bipolar who has destroyed some endearing relationships along the way. And just before surrendering to treatment, I burnt a few bridges with employers that rumored to other companies. This made job searches more difficult. It’s my understanding that this complication is common when suffering with bipolar. Great, this is my most shameful sign/symptom. It encompasses most of my psych sessions for repair.
I thought recovery to be impossible with no reconciliation. I’m here to assure my readers that recovery is achievable. I am capable of reestablishing relationships most important to me. And those who choose to accept me for who I am, where never really there for me in the first place. My illness allows to indicate who my true friends have been.
David Wolfe posted on a social media site I will quote, “The older I get the more I realize that value of privacy, of cultivating your circle and only letting certain people in. You can be open, honest, and real while still understanding not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life.” Disability allows me to accept David’s quote. Maintaining healthy relationships is important for me to manage the success of achieving a fulfilling life. My family accepts the challenge to pick up the pieces following an episode when they arrive.
Terminating relationships, even family members who foster problematic habits has been a difficult but, necessary intervention for me. This leaves my support system limited in number making my love for them greater than most. Yet, I know I must increase my supportive network. I believe this encompasses my psychiatrist, therapist, and web sites such as this.