I have been dealing with bipolar disorder for as long as I can remember. Of course, I didn’t fully come into understanding what it meant having a mental illness until I was in my early twenties, after being diagnosed by my doctor. Back then, the idea of having children hadn’t even crossed my mind.
Here I am twenty years later, and I’m still struggling. You would think I would have this down pat by now, how to deal with what it means to have bipolar disorder while trying to be a mom, but unfortunately, I don’t. Sometimes as a mom, I wish I didn’t have bipolar disorder.