Having bipolar is not a free pass for temper tantrums and destructive choices. Learn to disengage and make amends when necessary.
Over the years as I learned more about my illness, I realized that impaired judgment and angry outbursts…are symptoms of bipolar disorder.
When I learned this, part of me felt relieved. Like “I’m not just a this angry, insensitive jerk.”
There was a reason for having a lower stress tolerance and for me getting more easily frustrated. I even shared this with some family members and close friends.