Our expert says:
I'm having no problem putting up with you ! At least, not so far ! Support is of course nice to have, but many of us have to cope with all sorts of crises and problems without any real spport, and its good learn to be self-sufficient, so any avaialable support is a pleasan extra rather than a necessity.
As View Point points out, it can be really hard for even people who love you to handle the prospect f yet anoher epsode. Maybe some support and encouragement for your sister would be a good idea. Are there not some steps you could take to reduce your own ability to over-spend when going high ? You could discuss this with your bank, maybe limit how much your debit card would allow you to spend a month to cover only necessities ; close credit cardds so you can't spend what you don't have. Ask some shops, with a nice explanation, not to let you buy luxury items.
Denial is comforting and tempting, so she may just really not want to interpret the various signs as suggesting another hypomanic episode. We all use Denial at times. In one of my books I called it a psychological ointment.
I wonder, from your description, whether there might be something to be gained by changing the TIMING of some of your meds --- it sounds as though they induce sleepiness but not as soon as you want it, and later on whe n its unhelpful. This would be worth discussing with your new shrink
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