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Bipolar Disorder and Toxic Relationships

Toxic relationships themselves can be extremely difficult to handle. Bring Bipolar into the mix and you have a whole new challenge. Not only are you dealing with someone who brings toxicity into your life, you’re also more likely than not also trying to cope with the shifts in mood, while doing your best to manage the triggers this person sets off, which isn’t healthy for you in any way, shape or form.

A lot of us are people pleasers, not wanting to upset the individual or create confrontation, therefore simply accepting it as it is and doing nothing about it. Then there are those who aren’t afraid to stand their ground, confronting the individual, dealing with the situation as you see fit.
But being passive doesn’t have to work against you. You MUST remember, expressing your feelings is ok, it’s absolutely natural in every part of life. You have to think of yourself and keep your health in mind.

 Confronting the individual is necessary for you and your peace of mind. There are several ways to go about doing so, some of which include, having a conversation with the individual, expressing your concerns and having them recognize the impact the relationship is having on you, upon which you may be able to move forward.  Something more significant may have to be done such as having to eliminate that person in your life, after exhausting the options you feel were appropriate.
If you’re unable to talk with the person, some other options may include writing a letter or sending an email. You may or may not find these methods less confrontational.
Really, it’s up to you, whatever you’re comfortable with. At the end of the day, the goal is to voice what you’re feeling and do what seems best for you.

Sometimes, you have to be a little selfish, this is one of those times.

Have confidence and faith in yourself… doing what’s best for you will pay off ten fold.

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