01-11-2019 04:39 PM
I know that spending money excessively is a sign of bipolar one. I have found that I am the opposite I save every penny. Well I spend some money. Of couse I have to pay bills, for my children, for food, for a gym membership, to maintain a car etc etc. I save it for a rainy day. I don't like being without money. Now this may come from my childhood when there was no excess money, it all had ot be budgeted for. Or it could be a symptom of bipolar two. Please share your bipolar two experiences. Thanks.
01-11-2019 04:50 PM
Hey @asdf thanks so much for this discussion I think it's a really solid thought to consider. It's so good that you're able to self reflect, & you think this may be relevant to your own childhood. I certainly wouldn't mind having a financially savvy mind and saving a few pennies, this is a good skill! I know Bipolar 2 has a lot of varying outputs, in regards to spending I am really keen to hear what the community says as well.
thanks heaps for starting this convo!
02-11-2019 06:29 PM
I was raised, "waste not, want not," on the one hand but also taught to be generous & enjoy life on the other. I don't think mental illness is any excuse to be stingy. If you can afford to spend on things that improve quality of life then do it. Poverty is depressing and limiting so I don't think it's a good idea to inflict it on your kids if it isn't necessary to.
03-11-2019 06:59 AM
03-11-2019 02:02 PM
@CheerBear I was just wondering if it was a BP thing or not? It appears it is not.
03-11-2019 04:55 PM
04-11-2019 01:05 PM
Nope. I am guessing it's a personality trait and not to do with bipolar2.
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