If there is a lot of conflict between you

Bipolar disorder can put a strain on relationships. However, not all problems are caused by the illness. Stressful interactions and conflict may be distressing for both you and the person. Using good communication skills can help to sort out conflict. When trying to sort out problems in relationships it can be useful to consult a health professional who knows a lot about bipolar disorder and counseling for relationships. Meanwhile, see if sharing enjoyable experiences together and discussing more neutral topics (especially topics you agree about) makes things a little easier.