Hello, I decided to write this blog to kind of shed light on a few things people may not necessarily know about. Putting everything I have to say in this blog will take a while s o please bare with me. Much of it will be very hard for me to type and hard to know everyone on the site can read but that is why I'm doing this. I know I need to become better at sharing in a way that isn't confrontational. To start, I'm bi polar so often times I cannot truly say what I want to or mean to, even in typing where you would expect a better filter I cannot always have such control. The problem is that most of the time, the bout of anger I feel is much more intense than it needs to be for the situation. Combine that with the fact that I am rarely feeling as self confident as I put off it can lead to me being far more harsh or mean than I would ever intend. I don't use this as an excuse but an explanation for how I can be at times. I know that part of my issue is not taking medications but honestly, I was forced to be on antidepressants and ADHD medication when I was younger and I hated the person I was. So now I don't take anything and most days I can manage. Other than having a sex drive that can make most anyone want to be done with me. But the high drive is part of my coping, I push negative energy that I feel toward my sexual drive, it was the easiest way for me to cope. I couldn't deal with a lot of the stress that I felt at the time. I grew up in a very abusive household, my step dad is a terrible person. From a very young age, around two, he was jealous of the fact that my mother was more affectionate to me than him. He hated a child for getting his mothers affection. As I grew older the hate grew worse, as I was being potty trained, if I would have an accident, and he was the one to find out, he would sometimes rub the dirty diaper in my face, regardless of what kind of accident I had had. And when i was a bit older it turned to beatings. Well he said they were spankings but they had no cut off, he would bruise my back and my thighs until i couldn't walk or sit for hours after sometimes.
As I aged the abuse became mostly psychological with him striving to prove that he was smarter than me, his idiot step son. As I've aged I've come to suspect that that was mostly due to the fact that I was almost his height by age 13. My voice had deepened greatly and I was beginning to mature more fully. I had hit puberty young and grown quickly after. I think that he felt he was going to lose his power over me of he didn't find a way to reassert it. So he destroyed my self esteem, much of my willpower. As well as strained my relationship with my mother, which was hard for me, I was admittedly a mama's boy when I was young. But that came from never knowing my real father. I've never met him and I'm now 24. All in all, I feel like my childhood has led to a lot of my issues, things that I still try to correct everyday. And as much as I would like to enlighten anyone I can about the struggles of living with something you can't control like bipolar disorder, I would also like to say that anyone who would like to talk can Pm me at anytime. Whether it is to get help of your own or try to help me. I don't mind. I am a good listener and friendly person.
I think that the main reason I still have so many issues with what happened throughout my childhood is that I never really got over the anger. I know that that is something that a lot of people carry with them and some never really get rid of. It causes a lot of issues for me, my anger comes far to quickly even in a situation where I have pretty good control of my emotions. I am trying to get better with all of it, to make myself a better person all around but I often see myself failing and it makes me want to quit. I think something that a lot of people don't often remember when dealing with somebody like myself, and there is far more to me than what is here but that is a story for another day. Anyway, back on topic, something people often forget to expect is the sometimes unreasonable responses and things of the like. Just because we say something you don't like doesn't mean it is directed at you, don't assume you're the center of every word we saying or that something we say is an attack on you, I know that that is a hard thing to do at times bit if you work with us we can likely get better for you.