Our expert says:
Many happy returns of sobriety and stability. Remmber that our coping capacity is strained by the number of challenges we met in a year, including good as well as bad ones --- so losing a job AND winning the lottery are both stresses which would add to each other in challenging us. And you are working through a number of real and significant changes this year. I think these changes are making you feel insecure and somewhat pessimistic
Some people wouldn't recognize an intuition if it bit them on the ankle ; but those of us who are intuitive have a different problem. We are not infallible, and can't always be sure hich of our intuitions to trust. And when we get into a situation reminiscent of an earlier occasion when our intuitions were RIGHT, we tend to rather reflexly have the same intuition even if not for such good reasons, and to assume that : "here we go again"
You're responding to a possibility, a suspicion, as though it were a certainty, and this certainty may spring as much from your lowered self-esteem as from any actual likelihood that he is losing interest to a significant extent.
Have you discussed all this with your shrink ( the one dealing with your bipolar problems ) so as to aim to slow and smooth out the roller-coaster effect ? Would your bf be interested in some sessions of couples counselling ? Not to glue you together, but to enable you each to better understand the relatonship and how such things work ?
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