There are definitely things that people do and say that can (and definitely have in the past) set me off and I'm sure it's not just me. Granted, a lot of these things are said with the utmost concern and sincerity, and I try to keep that in mind, but some people are just trying to "fix" me and that is not alright.
"You're sick." -- Wow... what a revelation.
"Turn that frown upside down!" -- I'll turn your head upside down if you say that again.
"Have you tried therapy?" -- No. I've never thought of that. Thanks for the idea.
"What about a support group?" -- Umm... did you miss the part where I don't show emotion?
"What medications are you taking?" -- Ok... 1- none of your bleeding business, and 2- you wouldn't know what they are anyway and the resulting explanation would confuse you and infuriate me.
"I've never seen you be, you know, bipolar." -- What does that even mean?
"I know how you feel." -- Don't... even.
"Maybe you should try (insert remedy)." -- Yes. And maybe you should try (insert expletive).
Like I said, a lot of things are said in sincerity, and those people who say them mean the world to me! And honestly, I have a couple of friends who don't say anything about it and that's an incredible relief from the constant questions and depressing conversations about how screwed up I am. I greatly appreciate both sides!
I've been feeling very down the last few days and am starting to come back up. Let's hope I come up fast. I start a new job on Monday!