Yes you can! Things were not going okay with my boyfriend a few years ago, I was erratic and reactive to the smallest things. I finally broke down and admitted that I was bi-polar and struggling. I thoroughly thought that would be it- that would be the breaking point for him, I prepared myself for the inevitable… but the first words out of his mouth have stuck with me “that explains a lot, I thought it was me but it’s just a chemical imbalance that can’t be helped”. I was floored- there really are people out there that can see it that simply. It is just a chemical imbalance in the brain that cannot always be helped. He now knows when I need space, or when its a bad day and all I need is a hug, or when I am a little erratic.
Whether you are straight, LGBT there are people out there who don’t see you as “crazy” (my ex’s favourite word for me). Being honest with my boyfriend was actually what saved our relationship- and we have now been married for a year.