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I purchased airplane tickets when he was excited that I would be coming over but he has been stressed out recently and feeling depressed.
Hi, I met this man a few months ago and love him very much.
He has told me about a history of depression in his life as something he would have to manage probably for a long time to come.
I am okay with this but I'm starting to see patterns in his behavior that remind me of bipolar disorder symptoms. However, I am not a health care professional and can't diagnose him.
We are now in a long distance relationship and I will be visiting him soon.
getting closer to my family & friends, being in an interesting place, job I enjoy...) in case things don't work.
I have read horrid accounts of relationships people have had with a bipolar spouse or significant other.
At the same time, I don't want to choose not to be with him because of a disability.
I feel like I have to walk on egg shells around him most of the time.
He seems to react strongly to very simple things and comments.
Here's in a nutshell what I know about him so far: He's late 30's, has had one long-term relationship early adulthood then a series of short monogamist relationships - never lived with a woman before Does not talk to any family members Lost two friends and a parent within the last 2 years Is very strict about his diet and sleep regimen Gets very upset if his sleep gets disturbed Does not like to cuddle or be touched when time to sleep Has taken antidepressants before Has a therapist he trusts very much Tells me he wants me in his life but when he needs “space” gets back on online dating sites Before the depressed episode he seemed to function well and was very caring When shuts down he tells me he feels protective and can't talk until he figures things out I am looking for jobs in his area because we would like to see where the relationship could go.
I am pretty independent so need to find a good job before moving and have other reasons to move (e.g.