I’ve had a partner for almost four years now, and over the course of those years he’s obviously begun to know me very well. He often jokes around with me that I’m “Bipolar” or have “mood problems”. This, however likely it is that it may seem a joke, has always made some sort of impact on me because I’ve personally felt that way myself.
My moods fluctuate very often, not to the point of not being able to function, but to the point where I’m almost always unhappy. I will be extremely happy and laughing one moment, and I’ll remember something that has upset me in the past about either the situation I’m in or the person I’m with and it makes me very unhappy again almost to the point of feeling depressed and lonely. It’s very strange. This can happen anywhere and anytime, but mainly happens when I’ve had a very long day or a very emotionally-stressful day.
Also, adding to this, I find it very difficult to concentrate in class and on other work-related projects simply because I cannot stay out of my own head. It’s often cloudy and even dull feeling and I’ll usually spend my time staring into space at nothing in particular when I should be doing something. I’ve found that I am able to focus when I think extremely hard about focusing, but that’s about the only time, it doesn’t come naturally at all. On some days, I’ll cry for no reason just to make myself feel better. During this, I usually think about all the bad things that have happened over the course of my entire lifetime. However, shortly after these long crying periods, (I can cry for hours at a time), I’ll just laugh it off and most of the time it’s like it never happened. This has created a very tense and confusing atmosphere for my relationships whether they are my family or my partner because sometimes they’re unexplainable or over-exaggerated feelings over small things. I’m not sure if this is a minor problem and I should seek help or if it’s nothing.