How To Get Rid Of Fear When Meeting Friends With A History Of Bipolar Disorder?
so it happened that I was joking with him, yes I know he has a history of bipolar but I still did not expect him to be so we joke like usual and that often we make jokes material but this time he was rude that goes beyond reasonable limits.that I was scared and stay away from him, and he suddenly apologized but for some reason I cried and was very scared at him even his hug did not calm me but I have forgiven him. but until now to meet or meet him face to face I am still afraid. and how to eliminate fear when you meet him ??
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. A very different attitude toward someone, especially starting to enter the aggressive realm can indeed make us not know him, and even afraid of him. In this condition, what you experience is that you are not sure who he really is, you do not trust him, and worry about being hurt by him, that's why your fear is still there. Because basically, fear arises as a form of mental warning to something that we value is dangerous.
So that in your present condition, all you need to do to not be afraid of him is to learn to trust him again, that he is not dangerous, that he is truly sorry, and that with his mental condition, what he is doing is natural, not because it means that he really really want to hurt you. The method can vary, you can just need some time alone, you can avoid going to a lonely place and always be in a crowded place, or ask him to control a psychiatrist. Whatever it is, you both have to discuss and solve it together.
If you then experience complaints even when he is not around you, for example if you are at home alone but imagine the events of that time, feeling afraid to interfere with your daily activities, then you may also need professional help. And for that, check yourself with a psychologist or may go directly to a psychiatrist to determine further handling steps. So, hopefully answering your question.