Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.I have bipolar disorder and am also reasonably sure I have borderline. There is a stigma that those that have bi-polar disorder have drama.If you have a problem, address it to the best of your ability, but don't let it define you. Having a disadvantage like trouble controlling your emotions may present additional challenges to you in the dating world, but it certainly won't prevent you from doing so altogether.Just don't forget, knowing you have an issue like that really obligates you to do everything you can to address it. I could have weathered his storms except for the cheating.It is very hard to know that your spouse has sex with other people, becomes infatuated with other people, and can even turn against the people that love them most. However, the reason they are unbearable is that they conflict so strongly with expectations.So you have two choices: moderate the behaviors and/or moderate the expectations.
If you are 'reasonably sure' you have some type of issue, then get your butt to a professional and get your suspicions confirmed or denied.
After perusing some of the forums on this site and elsewhere, the answers have been pretty grim...usually "run away as fast as you can" or something similar, which is especially hard to read, especially after a breakup. This probably isn't what you want to hear but it's the way I see it.
I'm posting this to hear from people who have had successful, long-term relationships with bipolar/borderline people or from people with the disorders who have had long-term relationships themselves. I would not date a woman that has that disorder, hell I won't even date them if I know they take any type of mood enhancing or altering pharmaceuticals.
They have to explain the nature of their disorder, the paranoia that can accompany it and the strange or even sometime offensive and hurtful behaviors that they exhibit during a manic episode; not to mention the occasional onset of psychosis.
However, for people that are bipolar dating is still possible and can be not just fulfilling but also very helpful in managing their condition when the relationship is healthy and their partner is supportive.