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  • Brooklyn
    started a topic Does your family accept your diagnosis?

    Does your family accept your diagnosis?

    Being diagnosed as Bipolar was hard enough. When I told my parents, they refused to acknowledge it, and still refuse to this day. If you try to talk to them about it, they ignore you and change the topic of conversation. I am wondering if this happens a lot with other people too, or just me.

  • paul m
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    Hello Brooklyn. My family tends to view my bipolar as a personal weakness and if I tried a little harder it would not be a problem. Take Care. paul m

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  • AJ
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    Welcome to the forums Brooklyn and WpgMom.

    Some people think that if they pretend something isn't true, it won't be.

    Others think they are the fixers of others who are 'lost'.

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  • WpgMom
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    Not ignore, but different. So I have depression and anxiety. I find that family and friends always want to "fix it". This puts a lot of pressure on me. If I am sad, and just need to be sad, they want to be around me and try to make it better so I always feel I either have to avoid them or pretend I am better so they don't feel bad or get frustrated. It's hard for other people to accept that I don't need them to fix me. I just need them to understand.

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