My academic advisor
told me to do this the last time my roommate
had a manic
episode. She's had four. I've taken care of her
all four times. She is my best friend. If I was a man, I'd have
married her by now.
My roommate is a bipolar manic depressive
. Her manic episodes (four,
so far) are quite scary. During these episodes, she doesn't sleep,
her eyes are vacant when she speaks, she gets lost in parking lots,
lies on the floor in restaurants, and goes off with anyone who offers
her some weed. The first time, none of her friend
s knew what was going
on...we let it go to the point where she was picked up by the police
placed in a mental institution
against her will. Her parents had to
fly all the way from Australia
just to sign her out.
It is hard when this happens, bacause her family is so far away. I can't tell
you the stress involved in keeping her in check so she does not get in
. It places a strain on my work both at my part time job and
And my advisor says, "lose the roommate
How can I?
She is my best friend
. And my family. When she is not in that state (which is most
of the time), she is always there for me. No one else would be there
to do what is needed to be done. And I know she'd do the same for me if the
I can't just "lose the roommate." I love
her too much.