The woman you are dating may have serious issues with the following:
(this is NOT a clear indication of Bipolar Disorder)
Irrational Jealousy – Everyone from the waitress to the anonymous girl at the grocery check out line can be thought of as an immediate threat to the relationship.
Unexplained Anger – You have a nice evening planned and then, BAM, sudden anger for no apparent reason.
Constant Relationship Worry – This can show as anger or distrust.
Extremely Possessive – They may not want to let you out of their sight, want you to account for each and every minute of your day.
You should be aware that having Bipolar Disorder, either Bipolar I or Bipolar II , is a MAJOR mental condition that cannot be ‘cured’ or fixed over time in a relationship. Without proper medication they will always have the issues they currently have. With medication these symptoms can be less extreme, but will always exist.
Bipolar is a LIFELONG condition.
The Bipolar Relationship: How to understand, help, and love your partner
Bipolar is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. When one person in a couple is experiencing the extreme highs and lows of a disorder like this one, it's impossible for their partner not to feel the strain too.
Reassuring yet realistic, Dr. Bloch, Dr. Golden, and Nancy Rosenfeld explain what's normal, what's not, what might change, and what definitely won't. They provide information and advice on typical troubling relationship topics, such as: