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Living with a partner who has cyclothymia



New member
Nov 17, 2015
This is my first post to the forum, and I'm hoping to get as much info as I possibly can. Anything will help as right now I feel clueless. I have been with my boyfriend for 7 months now, I've completely fallen for him. And he says he feels the same. Now around 4 months into our relationship, he told me he had "issues" and didn't really say much more. Over the months I've had more and more little bits of info.....and more recently He's told me the full title is cyclothymia. He's now explained this is why he is very paranoid, and has trust issues, nothing to do with me that's just the way it is. Today I've had a complete melt down as everything I do he questions....he can't just accept what I say is the truth.
Will this always be the case? Has anyone been in a relationship and it be successful? Is there anything I can do for him? Anywhere we can go together to help? Any info is very VERY much appreciated. Writing this teary-eyed and completely confused

Thanks in advance x


Jan 15, 2013
:welcome: to the forum

He might benefit from a Talking therapy called CBT, especially around the paranoid thoughts in my opinion but of course we aren't experts.

It shouldn't always be the case I would say. Is he under any kind of mental health team, on medication for it?

You sound like a great partner to him. I know it's hard but please don't take anything he says personally.

Marliee xxx


New member
Nov 17, 2015
That's great advice to not take things personally :)

He does have meds and I believe he goes to a counsellor kind of person every 2 weeks.

The more I find out the more I'll learn I'm hoping thanks for replying xx


Well-known member
Oct 21, 2014
Hi Lauren

Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about the problems you are going through. This is a link to an article on the website of the charity Mind, which talks about Bipolar Disorder. As you know, Cyclothymia is a type of Bipolar Disorder, and you can read about it on the second page of the article:

Bipolar disorder | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

If you have any questions or just want to talk about things, please keep posting.

Best wishes, Sarah
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