Dating somenone with bipolar disorder
Maybe it's one of those awkward moments and you don't know what to say. " Or you're upset and angry because your loved one just tried to kill themselves. What I'm getting to is, most of us aren't prepared for that moment, yet many of us have loved ones and friends who suffer profoundly with major depression - and suicidal thoughts and behaviors are part of the illness.
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How about adding your thoughts/experiences on what to say to someone who has survived a suicide attempt?
When you have a legitimate reason to get angry, such as hearing about a perceived injustice, anger is part of a healthy emotional life and can be managed in a fairly straightforward manner.
Each person is more or less familiar with this emotion and has to develop some mechanism for dealing with it around others.
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