Sep 11, 2013 1:15am
I'm made a friend in college back in Fall of 2009, He told me he has Bipolar. He told me he has issues with boundaries. He says he's seeing a therapist, he's on medication even though he says his medication doesn't make him feel right.. We texted very often. Sometimes he replies would be so defensive that I'm like I didn't do anything....his behavior started to drain and stress me out. So, I ended the friendship spring break of 2010. We didn't talk for four years.
Now, he found me on Facebook and sent me a friend request. I accepted. I'm feeling nervous about where our friendship is going to go. I mean right now I'm like we are better as Facebook friends till I feel like I'm at place where I am comfortable with you, hanging out is not on the agenda for now. So, I'm taking it slow...allowing him to talk not me wanting to talk to him on Facebook.
I want to know how can I be a friend to him and not let his intense issues get to me?
Feel free to educate me about Bipolar. Living with social anxiety issues ever since my teens I can imagine the frustration of living with mental health issues isn't easy.