Our expert says:
Some people who have experienced abuse when young do have later problems in relationships ( perhaps more surprisingly, not all do ) ; and depending on the severity of a bipolar disorder, it can obviously also cause some peoblems. Usually, when a bipolar disorder is being well treated by a psychiatrist, though some useful meds may cause drowsiness in the early days one is taking them, few would make one persistently drowsy, and it'd be good for him to discuss this with his shrink if this is persisting.
It does sound as though he seriously over-reacted to the minor incident you describe ; and his persisting insistence on ending the relationship is NOT at all a recognized feature of bipolar problems.
Obviously if he remains obdurate about not engaging with you again, there's not much you can do. If he relents, as he ought to, it would be a good idea to ask him if he would think it useful for you to speak to the shrink treating him, to get guidance on how you might most help his treatment as well as to avoid such unpleasant incidents in future
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