So there's this guy I've had a crush on and who I've been getting to know, and I found out yesterday that he is bipolar and that he killed a cat several years ago during a psychotic episode he can't remember, and I have two cats I love dearly and am a big animal lover, and it's kinda weirding me out a bit. Didn't hear it from him, heard it from a close friend of his (and mine). I still like him, but it's a lot to take in. I realize that he is remorseful about it and that he is an animal lover too, but still ... not sure what to think or how to feel about that, and would value some feedback to try and put it in perspective. Thanks.
Stay away. In all my episodic experiences I have NEVER killed a companion animal. I'm sure he is sorry about it but I would take steps to protect yourself and one way to do that would be to not associate with people who show extreme violent tendencies. Even the bi-polar doesn't excuse him. I am responsible for all my actions no matter how horrible when I am episodic.