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19-Aug-2016 04:38

’ When I was newly divorced in early 2010, I briefly saw a man who, on our first date, blurted out that he had type I bipolar.I immediately thought, ‘Well, this one isn’t going to have legs’ and made a mental note to see it as a bit of fun and nothing more.’ After all, I’m old enough to know what my interests are (I like books, especially when they’re in colour order), to embrace my quirks (the words ‘beverage’ and ‘platter’ make me physically cringe) and to accept that someone with kids is more likely to understand my single mum status than someone without. Then again, that was before my complicated life became even more complicated with the discovery that I had type II bipolar affective disorder (Mind statistics say there are 1-3 in every 100 who have the condition).I breezed through the facts and figures stuff (and no, I never lie about my age or being just shy of 5ft 2; every pot has a lid) but discovered that the ‘About me’ part wasn’t so easy. Having been diagnosed in 2012, I’ve had time to get over the shock of it and to try and accept that whilst it’s part of me it’s not my core defining feature.

Within a twenty-four hour period, the number of messages I received daily (or even hourly) trickled to an absolute stop.

”(Sure, but I mean, who would want an ugly, broke jerk sticking faithfully by their side?



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