The long and the short of it is that I’m bi-polar. I don’t take any medications as I found that they didn’t work effectively and were expensive or the side effects were more unpleasant than the condition itself. Sheer willpower keeps it manageable. I do have ups and downs, but I am never a danger to anyone or myself. My moods are noticeable that’s all.
Anyway, I have found myself begrudgingly in the dating pool. I have never dated before. All my previous relationships have started out as friends and then grew. I never had to tell anyone about being bi-polar before. They just knew beforehand. I feel this is something that should be made known fairly early, but not too early. So when is it right? Do I mention it before I have a mood shift, or bring it up in the middle of one? I can’t imagine not mentioning it as mutual denial of the problem eroded the last relationship away. Would this be an acceptable white lie? There currently isn’t anybody so it isn’t an issue now, but I am remaining optimistic.
Advance thanks for help and ideas.