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primitive brings up things not to say to someone who's nuts
« on: January 01, 2019, 10:50:00 PM »
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littlemissmartypants (8,996 posts)     Wed Oct 31, 2018, 03:16 PM

10 THINGS NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE WITH BIPOLAR

You may think that talk is cheap. But, when words are used thoughtlessly, carelessly, or hurtfully, they can take a heavy toll. Like an arrow, “wrong” words can be sharp, piercing a person’s spirit, ripping away at self-esteem, and making a person feel belittled or even betrayed. Ill-chosen words can strain friendships and create stress. And especially vulnerable are people who have bipolar disorder.

Now, let’s be honest. Dealing with bipolar disorder is not only tough for the people who have the illness, but it’s also a challenge for those who live with them. Taking time to consider the impact of what you say before you “fire away” makes it easier. Choosing your words carefully can strengthen relationships, fuel recovery, and make for a better quality of life for everyone.

“Never tell anyone that he looks tired or depressed,” says H. Jackson Brown Jr., in his book Life’s Little Instruction Book (Rutledge Hill Press, 1991). That’s good advice! Now, let’s look at 10 more comments to avoid making to someone who has bipolar disorder. These observations come from more than two decades of dealing with the illness and from years of leading support groups and consulting with families. The goal is to help family and friends to more peacefully coexist with those of us who have bipolar.

More at link: http://www.bphope.com/the-big-payoff-of-well-chosen-words/

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Well, I guess now we'll never know what she said, to set the second primitive off.
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Re: primitive brings up things not to say to someone who's nuts
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 10:20:05 AM »
Whatever happened to that old axiom: sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?  Now, any word could gaslight or trigger a bitter overly sensitive liberal.
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Re: primitive brings up things not to say to someone who's nuts
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 10:27:10 AM »
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“Never tell anyone that he looks tired or depressed,” says H. Jackson Brown Jr., in his book Life’s Little Instruction Book (Rutledge Hill Press, 1991). That’s good advice! Now, let’s look at 10 more comments to avoid making to someone who has bipolar disorder.
Does pointing out the list stops at 9 count?

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