I am manic depressive, now more commonly calledbi-polar, and refuse to feel any shame in the way that I am made. I have recently decided to occasionally refer to my illness as Tigger-Eeyore Disorder.
I think it is important to understand my relationship style if you want to engage in romance with me. It is predicated on two principles, that people are not possessions, and that love is not a finite resource that must be parceled out.
I believe that relationships (platonic and romantic) should be allowed to find their own level instead of trying to shape them to meet some sort of expectation. I just accept them as they are, and how they change over time, instead of trying to fit them to preconceived templates and be all bent when the relationships aren't "shaped" right.
I believe the all relationships should be based on CHOICE and not upon OBLIGATIONS.