“All of My Exes are Bipolar / Crazy / Hysterical / Bitter / Jealous / In Love With Me”
Psychopaths talk about their exes a lot—more than any healthy individual should with a new romantic partner. After first making you feel like the only person in the world, they quickly dive into pity stories about their nasty ex who’s so very jealous of you and your passionate new relationship. Because these stories are completely invented & manufactured, they can and absolutely will change on a whim. One day their ex is bipolar, the next day they’re great friends, and then finally they’re crazy and hysterical.
But what do all of these labels really mean? What purpose do they serve?
“My ex is bipolar”
Name-calling someone “bipolar” is like name-calling someone “diabetic”. It doesn’t even make sense. BPD is a crippling disorder with a specific set of symptoms that are a bit more complicated than “mood swings that I happen to dislike”. If you suddenly became “bipolar” after a relationship with someone, and you’ve never been bipolar before, then you might want to think twice before accepting the diagnosis—especially if that diagnosis came from your ex.