I'm 45 and have bipolar disorder. I have had a rough time developing relationships that last. I am currently living with a man who is my age. I told him I was bipolar after dating a few times. I also told him that I am a hard person to live with. Even though I'm on Lithium, I still have mild mood swings. I can be very sarcastic at times and take things too personal at times too. I love this person very much, and he loves me, but we fight a lot, and usually I'm the instigator. I do realize this and try to catch myself, but more often than not, I don't. I know that if something doesn't change with me, I'm going to lose this guy. In the past I've gone to counseling to try and learn to 'deal with myself'. Sometimes I truly wonder if I will be better off alone, and yet, that isn't the way to live life either, at least not for me. I am so frustrated with myself, and don't know what to do... can you give me some good advice?
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