Communication Breakdown.

I am not using this disorder as a crutch or an excuse for my behavior and I never will.  I take full responsibility for myself.  That being said, treat people how you expect to be treated.  In my experience, it takes so much out of me to do or say the right things because I don’t have a “what is rational on and off switch” I have had to train myself to be able to beat my brain into submission.cropped-brokenglass1.jpg

I mean, there are so many things I could say that I just don’t, there are also things I do or say that I shouldn’t, but I accidentally do it anyways.  That is where I am sorry. 

No one has an excuse to treat someone how they want to.  You aren’t always right, you aren’t always the one who knows everything, you don’t get to raise your voice when something upsets you and your bad temper is never going to be tolerated by anyone.

This all comes with growth, compassion and understanding of 1: the human psyche, 2: do the right thing and 3: respect people’s boundaries and emotions.

Communication is not an easy concept to master, but it gets easier when you try to understand.

Published by capricious.capo

I am diagnosed as Bipolar 1. I am an advocate for mental health awareness and have helped fundraise towards nonprofit organizations like NAMI. I write about my own personal struggles and success stories to help end a national stigma that hurts and alienates those who battle mental illness. Beyond fighting for mental health awareness, I am tech nerd, hair enthusiast, film buff and music lover. I love my family and support system with all my heart. I have green hair and tattoos because I want to. I’ve always stood out in one way or another. I studied photography and received an associates degree. I have my high school AP literature teacher to thank for inspiring me to pursue journalism, and for writing me a heartfelt letter of recommendation that I still have as a reminder. High school was a decade ago, but in times like these, Publishing an opinionated, personal and maybe controversial blog about living with a mood disorder seemed like a good enough start.

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