Our expert says:
You say your parents live with you, rather than saying that you live with them - this implies that it is YOUR home you all live in ? Apart from the fact that they need to respect you as being able to make your own decisions, wise or otherwise, if it is your home, they should respect you for that, too. Similarly, if they need you to be their chauffeur, they should respect that, too.
Now, as to your Skeleton. Depression / Bipolar disorder is common, and is not your fault, so though it can be a problem in some relationships, it's not like some of the really rattly skeletons other people carry with them. The cutting is potentially more of a problem, because it is so difficult for other people ( non-cutters ) to understand how anyone can do that to themselves, let alone that it can seem soothing to someone under the sort of pressures you experience.
I assume you are under treatment for the bipolar disorder, and I hope you are also working with your shrink on the cutting problem, as it is possible and useful to give up this damaging habit.
It is worthwile to base a relationship on honesty, but dumping all your problems on his lap on the first meeting isn't necessary or wise. See how you get along. If in person he is less interesting to you than you expect, there's be no need to procede further. If you like each other, he can at a later meeting provide an example by revealing his own skeletons, at which time you could gradually reveal yours.
Go ou tonight and enjoy yourself, and see whether this guy lives up to who he has seemed to be, so far.
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