My friend Amanda is currently in a relationship with a man that is 12 years older than her and suffers from bi-polar disorder. She told me that he is on his medication and has been for years. The thing is I know a thing or two about people close to you with the disorder. My step-dad is severely bi-polar it was the worst 13 years of my life. The extreme mood swings, the yelling, the name calling then 5 minutes in my room crying apologizing for the way he acted. My bf Brian lived with a gf a while back that had the same condition. It was the worst chapter in his life and I'm still trying to break through the barrier he put up after her. Well my friend Amanda has been with this guy for about 2 month I think. Well I keep getting random texts from her about the random hissy fits he throws and I can tell when his mood is on the downward because her demeanor is so different. She has been my best friend since 6th grade and personally the guy has never done anything in my presence to make me not have to hold anything against him but I'm concerned for her and I've brought up the fact that she knows how my step-dad is to set an example of how her relationship could be but she doesn't seem to get it. Do I give it to her straight or wait for her to realize what he really is and just be there for her in the end?
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10/8/07 at 9:47pm