7. Laugh Together
in so many ways. It combats fear as it loosens anxiety's death grip on
your heart and every other living organ. It comforts and relaxes. And
recent studies indicate that humor also reduces pain and boosts a
person's immune system.
"Laughter dissolves tension, stress, anxiety, irritation, anger, grief, and depression," says Chuck Gallozzi of personal-development.com.
"Like crying, laughter lowers inhibitions, allowing the release of
pent-up emotions. After a hearty bout of laughter, you will experience
a sense of well-being. Simply put, he who laughs, lasts. After all, if
you can laugh at it, you can live with it. Remember, a person without a
sense of humor is like a car without shock absorbers."
also aids communication, and if there is one thing besides education
that is absolutely essential for a healthy relationship with a bipolar
loved one, it's strong communication.