So I want you to know that I am putting this out there to help and inspire everyone to have more dating success, to point fingers. ” and pretty much any sentence that begins with ‘why didn’t you,’ it’s like nails on a chalkboard.

I can tell you from a guy’s perspective that when a woman says things like: “Why didn’t you call? Those kinds of statements will immediately put a guy on the defensive rather than motivating him to change and he’ll probably withdraw emotionally as a result… I would say the core reason of this is that it attacks a guy’s sense of freedom and feeling of acknowledgment. Well, when a woman starts down this chain of “Why didn’t you…” it feels to a guy as if she isn’t noticing all of the other things he is doing for a relationship. It’s perfectly normal and healthy to want a relationship with all the good qualities: connection, chemistry, understanding, intimacy, attentiveness and on and on.

Only about 15 to 20 percent of people with bipolar experience rapid-cycling, he adds.

Jennell A., 53, of The Villages, Florida, says her moods shift quickly—sometimes from one hour to the next. and by , I knew I was in a hyper-manic cycle,” she says.

The problem with neediness is that instead of inspiring all of those positive relationship qualities, the “needy person” acts as if their partner is denying them those good relationship qualities…

like they’re entitled to them and their partner is cruelly withholding it.

But it is possible to experience more than one rapid-cycling episode a week, or “even within one day,” according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Just because you are feeling down when you wake up and hypomanic later in the day, however, doesn’t mean you are rapid-cycling, emphasizes Joseph R.

Some studies suggest that as many as 50 percent of those with bipolar disorder are misdiagnosed with unipolar depression, according to Michael E.

Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and author of several books on bipolar, depression and related topics.

But those who have the illness, or love someone who does, know it is depression that most disrupts and devastates lives—and dominates the course of the illness. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is sad, she sometimes avoids bike riding with her seven-year-old daughter.