Thirty years ago it was a term from international relations, describing a situation such as we had during the Cold War where two states, the US and the USSR, had the majority of geopolitical power because they were the only two real players.
Is this the right way to describe a personal connection where at least one person has bipolar disorder?
It never worked — all of these things just made him more frustrated than anything else.
The truth is, if being happy was as easy as doing those things, he wouldn’t have a mental illness.
It can be difficult to find good resources on the subject.