To My Best Friend, From Your Bipolar Best Friend

Thank you.

You’ve been there for me every step of the way over the last five years. You’ve stood by my side when many people left, believing in me even when nobody else did. I distanced myself from you, yet you didn’t give up hope.

I dont know how or why you continue to put up with my constant mood swings and bouts of unnecessary jealousy. I can be irrational and hard to deal with. Yet, you deal with me. You do more than deal with me, you accept me.

We don’t always see eye-to-eye, but you keep me grounded when nobody else can. You’ve been my safe person no matter where we were in life. We could be on opposite sides of the world and you would be by my side as soon as you could, and that I truly believe.

Your kids are my kids and forever will be. I will protect them just as you have protected me. I will help guide them through life like I would if they were my own. They’re my nieces and nephews, now and forever.

We fight like siblings, but that’s okay. I know you’ve always got my back and you know I’ve always got yours. We want the best for each other and we push each other until we achieve it. That’s what makes our friendship special.

Thank you, again, for being my best friend and putting up with me. I know you don’t have to, but you do anyways. You’re always there.

Love you long time,

Your Bipolar Best Friend


Published by Tyler Wittkofsky

Tyler Wittkofsky is a multi-genre author, blogger, award-winning marketing and communications professional, and fierce mental health advocate from the southern coast of North Carolina. Tyler has been writing short stories for as long as he can remember. Growing up the grandson of an English teacher, Tyler had a constant fuel to his creative fire in his grandmother. He started writing poetry in 2012 to cope with his mental health struggles with anxiety, bipolar, and depression. Using poetry as an escape, he developed a unique style of poetry that has left readers saying, “Tyler’s voice is compassionate, even while suffering, and I felt the despair and loneliness seeping out through his words.” His first poetry collection, composed of poems written from 2012 to 2016, was published in March 2020. He began his first novel in 2019. The novel, (Not) Alone, was a story based on true events surrounding the struggles of living with mental illness. Described by readers as “An Intimate Closure with Mental Illness,” this began Tyler’s revitalized passion for mental health. He decided that his writing would have a focus on mental health. His next novel, The Seeds of Love: Sunflower Kisses Book One, was his debut romance novel and debut series. Described as “a great job of relaying the realistic emotions of young love and emotional drama that is particularly difficult for young adults…”, his debut romance novel was met with much success. In 2021, Tyler began writing short stories. He was accepted into several anthologies in mid-2021, expected for publication in early 2022. He also writes supernatural horror and historical fantasy for the online magazines In the Pantheon and In the Crescent. He has work published through Five Minute Affairs as well. He built his website in 2021. On this site, he started his blogging journey. He began writing book reviews, interviewing indie authors, and writing on mental health. This passion sparked a new desire to connect with more people. Tyler is currently in the beginning stages of two podcasts that he hopes to be live by the end of 2021. Tyler currently lives in Leland, North Carolina with his wife, Grace, and dogs, Dutch and Belle. You can find him and his works here:

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