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If given the chance to do it again, I probably would, but I'd want to take with me the knowledge I've gained from it.I wouldn't want to go through it like I did the first time. To answer that last one, yeah she definitely pushed me away multiple times, that's where a lot of the pain came from.If you find out after dating for a while and you're emotionally invested, I wish you luck. Those things are much more difficult to manage long-term, so I see dating people with those illnesses as agreeing to be placed in harms way, regardless of how well they're managing.I've got a friend that manages her bipolar really well. Most people with mental illnesses are not harmful to others and there's a higher chance they will harm themselves, rather than others.Being in a LTR with anyone with mental health issues really means you are frequently providing one way support because your partner is dealing with their internal issues, your sex life has long dry spells as they deal with their issues (and frequently their meds play hell with their libedo) and you need to be more active in managing the relationship's health.One of the things you need to be wary of is getting to a place where your partner is unhappy but not vocalizing it because you are their key support system.
One thing to realize is that dating a bipolar person is inherently unfair to you - you will to make emotional concessions for them that neither you, nor any other normal person, would need or expect, much less deserve.
You can still love someone who is bipolar and have a great relationship, but it requires flexibility and forgiveness.