No matter what you do, you can never make another person happy, and while that’s hard to accept, it’s not personal.
Sometimes the best support you can offer is just being there.
In my experience recovering from a manic episode takes time.
It’s been four months since the peak started to wane and I’m just now able to see and feel more clearly and easily without the devastating mania monster driving my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I am surprised at how long it takes for clear-headed thinking to return. I’m able to be in the present and enjoy people and things around me without that awful pressured feeling.
I don’t know how to describe that pressure – it’s almost like you have to keep moving, going, doing, running, racing.