my parents ( who i haven't lived with in 14 years) have been nice enough to float me some money for my truck payment, truck insurance, and health insurance since i've been out of work since november. i seldom see or talk to them because they are so insensitive about my struggle with this disease and it does more harm than good to try to talk to them about it. i've been bouncing back and forth between mania and depression for 5 months ( the longest episode to date). i have no job because of it and they keep saying that i just need to work and seek therapy whenever my work schedule permits. they don't understand or maybe refuse to understand that i've been doing that for 14 years but my episodes are getting longer, closer together, and are a real disease. i've tried more medications than i could count in multiple combinations, but they get upset when i tell them that this is a disease of progression and that it's kicking my butt. i would love to just " move on" and learn to deal with it, but they can't understand that it's not something i do for attention and can't just not have it anymore. i wrote my dad a long email describing what an episode is like for me, but it's nothing i haven't already told him... and he didn't believe me even when i was hysterical on the phone or sitting across from him in the hospital.i haven't sent the email yet and i'm just wondering what i should say and/or how to deal with my parents inability to accept the way this affects my life. i wouldn't care what they think, but they keep saying that i need to just move on. nothing would be more wonderful, but it's too disruptive to ignore. and trying to deal with it while working and dealing with all the stresses of day to day life is not working. sorry to over-explain, but i'm really confused.
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