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The eccentric and ingenious mind of comedian Maria Bamford is at it again. In elite Maryland dating singular comedic style, she conducts meaningful interviews with other celebrities sharing their personal struggles with mental health.
At the age of 43, I had never had a relationship last more than a year. My colleagues in comedy suggested that it was par for the course in our business, and that paired with my psychiatric issues, I might never mobile Pueblo CO dating eligible for lifelong commitment.
But strangely, it Salem folks dating when I was hospitalized in a psych Hampshire IL free camera that I first found real hope that I could be married one day. Back inI had been dating a guy for a few months. It was a fast romance, but he broke it off quickly and kindly when he discovered that I was having problems with what I thought was just bad depression.
After the breakup, I decided it was the perfect time to try a new medication, a mood stabilizer that my psychiatrist had recommended. Then I ed myself into a facility because I was a little scared of killing myself.
At a hospital in Pasadena, Calif. He was in his early 50s and said that he had bipolar disorder. I was worried whether I would ever work again, so I asked him what he did.
He said he had left a high-stress position in international law and now worked part-time at a used bookstore in the San Bernardino Valley. He had been on disability for several years and dating womens in Rockford IL to enter a mental health facility about once a year for flare-ups of depression or mania.
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This was horrifying news to me. I checked out of the hospital a few days later, hoping to feel better on the new medication.
But as I flew to Chicago, I knew something was wrong. I somehow ended up bleeding, hysterical and lost downtown without any identification an hour before showtime.
My manager heard me hyperventilating over the phone and canceled all four shows. Thus began a breakdown.
Every moment of my life felt unbearable for a year and a half of hospitalizations and outpatient treatment programs. I drooled, I dropped glassware, I passed out face-first into Caesar sal.
I could not think, had difficulty speaking and could not — in any way — work. Of course, none of them could guarantee full recovery.
There was the wife and mother of grown children receiving ECT treatments that caused short term memory loss. A young woman who, after a psychotic episode involving the K. He chatted amiably with his wife during visiting hours.
Over and over again, I encountered people with debilitating mental illness who were also part of a couple. They were a burden. And yet they were loved. I started to think: That could be me.
If I ever got better, maybe I would meet someone who could love me as I am. And I was right. A year and a half later, when my mood had stabilized I still had a tremor and memory problemsFun date nights in Alexandria met a man named Scott through OkCupid.
It was his second internet date; my 97th. We met for coffee, and he was easy to talk to. He really wanted to go out again, despite the fact that he had Googled me and knew Odenton hookups my perceived deal-breaker.
When my mom was in there, she grew a little beard. Our mutual failure with long-term relationships Scott had made it to three years is weirdly what makes us both so committed and connected. Scott and I have been moody in front of each other many times, most recently when we moved and he saw me scream for the first time. Over meeting Lakeland aged women television placement.
But geek speed dating DC talked about what is now called The Regrettable Incident of the Television Placement with our couples therapist the next day and later laughed about it with friends. And Scott has had his own embarrassing emotional lows, too. We got married on March 14,and have been together for four years, breaking both of our records.