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Why I'm Apologizing for My Behavior But Not My Bipolar Disorder

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This is much harder for me to write than it will be for you to read. It is a delicate balance between apologizing and being accountable for my actions, as opposed to apologizing for who I am.

Please remember that “I HAVE bipolar disorder, but I AM not bipolar.” The same is true for when I had cancer; I had cancer, but I was not cancer.

That being said, I apologize for some of my behavior. Bipolar disorder (type 2 in my case) does not simply cause more intense mood swings (so-called “highs” and “lows”) than the norm.

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