Haltzman is clinical assistant professor in the Brown University department of psychiatry and human behavior.
Once I got over needing to have a cartoon as my life partner, I found the love of my life in a package much different than the Disney caricature.
Believe it or not, I actually met my husband at an AA meeting.
I asked around to see if his behavior changed just to get me on a date.
Everyone said that this was his true personality, so I ended up asking him out.
Every girl who is looking for her Prince Charming always envisions a tall, dark and handsome man.
Few descriptions of this person ever describe his mental condition; however, psychology tells us that if a person is tall, dark and handsome, the halo effect that we ascribe to him will automatically include intelligence, wit and mental stability.The trademark of Bipolar Disorder is a major mood imbalance.The person may go from depressed to a manic state, or may experience other shifts in mood that affect the person's ability to function.(If you are unfamiliar with the halo effect, it simply means that a person with one good quality is seen to have many good qualities.)Few, if any women will ever achieve this perfect vision in their real lives.I have yet to meet the perfect woman on this earth, so we can assume that there is no such thing as a perfect man.This is coming from a bi-polar girl, so I'm not just talking out of my arse.