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Old 08-13-2019, 12:36 PM   #11
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Wow! Thank you so very much all for your inputs. It's absolutely beautiful coming back to my post and seeing all these responses.

My apologies for using the word "bipolar". Didn't know it was a taboo word. I mean, this forum where we are communicating is called bipolar, so I never realized it was not OK to use the word.

Can I ask what I can replace the word with?

For instance...how would you rephrase..."how do you communicate with a bipolar?"
Of course you can ask. Thanks for being open to feedback.

Maybe look past the bipolar part and say 'how would you communicate with your daughter?'

Or... 'how would you comminicate with someone who has bipolar disorder?'

It is semantics, but I think it is less about using the word bipolar and more about using it as a label. Being bipolar is an aspect of your daughter's life, but calling her 'a bipolar' makes it seem like her defining trait. Bipolar isn't a taboo word. The issue lies in how it is used and whether or not using it that way is an indicator of how you define your daughter.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:28 AM   #12
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Of course you can ask. Thanks for being open to feedback.

Maybe look past the bipolar part and say 'how would you communicate with your daughter?'

Or... 'how would you comminicate with someone who has bipolar disorder?'

It is semantics, but I think it is less about using the word bipolar and more about using it as a label. Being bipolar is an aspect of your daughter's life, but calling her 'a bipolar' makes it seem like her defining trait. Bipolar isn't a taboo word. The issue lies in how it is used and whether or not using it that way is an indicator of how you define your daughter.
I get what you are saying. Thanks for clarifying. Unfortunately, bipolar is her predominant defining trait atm. It is not how I define her though.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:41 PM   #13
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Do you see a difference between calling someone 'a bipolar' vs. saying someone 'has bipolar disorder'?
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:32 AM   #14
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I am a 'bipolar' and my daughter is a 'bipolar' and we communicate using Klingon.
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I am a 'bipolar' and my daughter is a 'bipolar' and we communicate using Klingon.
That WOULD explain a lot about the Klingons, now that you mention it!
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The problem here is not what words you are using. Does she have a therapist,a psychiatrist,medications? It sounds like her meds are wrong or she is having pretty severe episodes. Is she bp1 or bp2? Is she using drugs or alcohol? Why is she acting out like this? Maybe she should be hospitalized until they stabilize her.
The members of this forum have such vast experience. We cant substitute for the professionals, but we cant help if you dont really give any details. I know its a tough situation.
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