I did it this time.
It seems as though my mother always seem to get the brunt end of my manic rages unless by chance I get to see the therapist.
Therapist. Have not seen one in a while and that has proven to be a big mistake. Instead of taking frustration out on mom, could have put all that anger and rage to the therapist. She knows what is going on and pays the rage and anger no attention. She is able to see past that and know it is mania.
No therapist, rage unrestrained and in text messages: which is worse, text or phone talk or even face to face.
I say, if it is a family member, neither is the best way. Just find a therapist or a rock and shout what you need to. Go someplace where there is an echo and you will hear what you were about to say to someone you love. To someone that your words have the potential to hurt not only their feelings but the relationship and there goes another one, another relationship. Hopefully mom will understand.
Maybe by some small chance mom understands a little about bipolar and knows that rage is part of your mania. Still, she will only take so much.
What about your siblings that don’t understand? They are more than will to kick your ass for disrespecting mom. Illness, what illness.
Maybe you used the same person as a frustrated screaming board, one time to many. Let’s face it, they do not know what is going on (most of the people we know), at least not in my family.
What do you do when you cannot control your rage and people you love are getting the brunt end of it, especially mom/ dad.
How do you handle the rage in general?
It sneaks up on me and I begin to think bipolar is something made up and that I am really just a bitch. (excuse the language) I begin to think, I really am this mean. The other side of me says, you are sick and people just do not know, understand or rather say you disrespectful.
So, any answers: 1. Can and how do you control your rage?
2. Is your rage purposely directed at the person you are anger with or just a substitute
3. Has the relationship taken a beating
4. Have any of your relationships been permanently destroyed.
Here is a new one: does someone think you just want attention? That you are a drama person? WTH