Here is something that has come up in conversations with three different people in the last two weeks. It also continues to be part of the puzzle in therapy. I believe I have touched on this before, if not written a complete blog about it. But it is important so here we go:
Sometimes, it feels good to feel bad.
I don’t think this is unique to bipolars, or even people with mental illness. I think this is most likely true with almost everyone. But it tends to be more severe and debilitating for people like me.