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How would you explain Bipolar?

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I've been debating with myself for most of the day today on trying to re-explain my situation with Bipolar to someone who has never really understood how it affected me. I'm not sure what I've been missing in my explanations, but I would really like this person to understand me better and I think they would like that as well.

I'm curious, has anyone else had success in explaining their situation to someone who hasn't experienced mental illness? What was the conversation like? Does this mean I need more insight to my own situation before I can explain it properly? I'm not sure and I am wondering if anyone has successfully conquered this challenge.

Thank you for reading!
 
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I've been debating with myself for most of the day today on trying to re-explain my situation with Bipolar to someone who has never really understood how it affected me. I'm not sure what I've been missing in my explanations, but I would really like this person to understand me better and I think they would like that as well.

I'm curious, has anyone else had success in explaining their situation to someone who hasn't experienced mental illness? What was the conversation like? Does this mean I need more insight to my own situation before I can explain it properly? I'm not sure and I am wondering if anyone has successfully conquered this challenge.

Thank you for reading!
Hi there.

Give them an analogy. Tell them to look at the changes in weather.
 
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Maybe some other people here have some interesting ways of explaining it too as there are many people with Bipolar here.
 
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