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I Am Married to a Bipolar Man

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    Trying To Make It Day By Day - Hi there, I am new on here and read some of your stories, I found them so helpful and comforting. I hate to think anyone is living this type of topsy...
    crazybusylife crazybusylife 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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    The Love of My Life Is Bipolar - I met my husband when we were 17 yrs old in highschool. Back then he was so fun and adventuresome. I fell head over heels in love with him. He was...
    Headevas Headevas 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    I Waited 28 Years For This?? - My husband and I were high school sweethearts; each other's first love. After high school, we broke up and had very different lives. I always just...
    braindrained braindrained 46-50 4 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Trying to Hold On - When I married my husband 4 years ago I thought he had major depressive disorder that was under medication.  I have a less severe case of depression so I...
    karenina karenina 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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    Through It All.... - So, I am one of the odd ones that actually WANT to stay married to my bipolar man. People call me crazy but we are celebrating our 25th anniversary soon. I...
    craftykat craftykat 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    For Better, For Worse?? - I am new to this, have never joined an internet group, blog...etc.  I am apprehensive but figure I have nothing to loose.  My story is long...
    constantlyconfused constantlyconfused 36-40 4 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    What Is The Right Thing To Do? - In have been married for almost twi years, and my husband was recently diagnosed bipolar type 3. Before we got married he used to be fun and...
    Starstar001 Starstar001 22-25 3 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Starting New Blog For Mates of People With Bipolar - After posting here and seeing this group only had three members on it, I decided to start another blog on it for the purpose of...
    karenina karenina 41-45, F Nov 17, 2007

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    Don't Want To Stay But Can't Walk Away - I am married going on 20 years to my husband who Is a good person. He was recently diagnosed. They were treating him for major depression...
    Gam52 Gam52 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    It Is So Exhausting. What Am I Doing? - I'm confused, and worried and afraid. My husband and I have been married for a year and a half. He is 23 and I am 20. I got married young...
    lrspears lrspears 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    "you Always Blame Me For Everything! You Know I'm Under So Much Pressure! You Always Play The Victim! Are You Going To Cry Again?" - My eyes filling up with tears, I can't help but...
    yogagirlly yogagirlly 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    Need Help, Support, And Someone To Say I Am Not Crazy! - I have been married for 10 years to a brilliant, passionate, caring, and abusive bi polar. He would say he isn't abusive...
    Hclemap Hclemap 31-35 1 Response Jun 28, 2011

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    Life Is Complicated - Hi my name is beckah I have been with my husband for 3 years and married for 2 , when we first met he said and did all the right things had dreams and goals...
    shydev21 shydev21 26-30 May 28, 2010

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    The Choices We Make Are the Roads We Take- Married to An Mdp - A young man I just got to know,told me he was on 'drugs' at times. That was my introduction to a manic depressive...
    reflectingback reflectingback 41-45 3 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Looking Forward To Some Boring, Uneventful Days - I married a bipolar man. It became clear to me that something was wrong almost immediately after saying I do. He “woke up...
    Mpm70 Mpm70 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Confused - Ive been married to my hubby for 14 years. 2 years ago he was diagnosed with bipolar 2. He religiously takes his meds but he gets so severely depressed he wont get off...
    mammaof6 mammaof6 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    Medication Change - In so many ways, I have been fortunate.  My husband has accepted his diagnosis of Bi-Polar and was always faithful with taking his medication...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 9 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    Tall Dark And Dangerously Bi- Polar. - I am married to my husband for 13 yrs we have one child. We have just been through a horendous time (two years) with my husband. He lost all...
    macanatha macanatha 51-55 Aug 5, 2013

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    This Last Week. - I had a "date" with my ex-husband (we were married for 53 years). He just went through 18 months of high mania on Klonopin, Prozac and other meds. He is...
    Julyredhead Julyredhead 70+ 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    My husband is the kindest, most hardworking person I have ever met. However, when he drinks (which we all know he shouldn't) he has almost a mini-mania where he is promiscuous and...
    MayburyHill MayburyHill 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    Holy Hell - Turns out he's bipolar. And a very angry aggressive bipolar. With a very addictive personality. I've been thru the ringer, everything from verbal abuse to metal and...
    Itsgettingold Itsgettingold 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2012

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    Me Too.....me Too.... - I am in the same shoes after 25 years.  I have wanted to leave for the last 21.  He was undiagnosed when we met and I was coming from an extremely...
    elizabethgrace23 elizabethgrace23 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    To Hell With Him,not Me! - we met and became inseperable instantly.we wer married 3 weeks after we met.none the less i shouldve ran when he told me he was bipolar.but he had so...
    rachael23invermont rachael23invermont 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    Healing Together, The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride - Four years ago I met the most wonderful man and made a choice to marry him. One year after marriage he had rapid cycling...
    stardustbloom stardustbloom 36-40 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    I Didn't Think This Would Be My Happily Ever After - I met my husband 7 years ago. When I first met my husband I was over the moon. He was everything I ever thought I wanted in a...
    saramong saramong 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    We Were Young And In Love....we Are Still In Love - After reading a few stories and doing some research I see that I am not alone. I have been with my husband since I was 19. We...
    Froggyabr Froggyabr 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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    Upside Down, Boy You Turn Me Inside Out And Round And Round - My life is never stable, never peaceful with my bipolar husband.  When I married him, I didn't know he was...
    msmagnolia msmagnolia 41-45, F 14 Responses Oct 22, 2006

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    I Dunno... - Hi, I'm not certain how to start so I will tell you my story. I married my husband 5 years ago. I knew prior to us getting married he had been diagnosed being bipolar...
    tougherthanithought tougherthanithought 41-45 7 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    Feeling Slighted In Love, And Life - All I ever wanted was to get married, and have a family. I used to daydream as a child about my future husband, and how nice he'd be to me...
    candicebean candicebean 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Dr. Jekyl Or Mr. Hyde - when i met my husband he was so sweet, the perfect gentleman...he bought me things that had a personal meaning to me..wrote love letters..very romantic...i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 9, 2009

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    I met him when he started attending the same church I do. We had a lot of late night conversations about what we both hoped to find in a spouse and fell in love. He was divorced...
    19hope 19hope 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Am I Making a Huge Mistake? - I have been dating a bipolar man for about a year.  We have been through a great deal of emotional ups and downs.  We have days of fun, love...
    queenclh queenclh 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    Tired Of Trying To Save My Marriage I Need To Save Me - first of all i want to say how thankful i am that i found this site....  I have been w my bi polar man 2 and a 1/2...
    trying2findme trying2findme 36-40 4 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    My Bipolar Husband - We have been together for 12 years and have 2 sons. I call him my husband but in fact we have never married. This is my choice and while I tell him its...
    kyp1972 kyp1972 36-40 1 Response Jul 13, 2011

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    Married T A Bipolar And Lost In Confusion - I have been married to my bipolar husband for almost 4 years , at the moment we are separated , and to be honest we have been separated...
    martinosa martinosa 41-45 1 Response Jun 20, 2010

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    Let's Help Each Other: - I am so thankful for all of you and appreciate you sharing your stories.  Our lives are so similar. with this entry I am not sharing "my story...
    GloriaDLiverer GloriaDLiverer 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    Feeling Slighted In Love, And Life - All I ever wanted was to get married, and have a family. I used to daydream as a child about my future husband, and how nice he'd be to me...
    candicebean candicebean 31-35, F Jul 29, 2013

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    Enough Is Enough - i am misserable.i finally told him his morally insulting values,temporary or not,are somthing i cant be with,and the lying and abuse.ofcourse hes gonna try to...
    rachael23invermont rachael23invermont 22-25, F May 20, 2012

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    The Truth - I want to share my story with others. Not only for myself, but for others who feel desperate, and alone. I purposely did not read any other stories before writing my...
    Kc74 Kc74 36-40 3 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    I Married My Best Friend...and Enemy - When I met my husband, I was a single parent of 2. He was the funniest person I had ever met and was very sincere. We were friends for 3...
    msprtyldy msprtyldy 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2010

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    I Love You....I Hate You - Its like being married to two different people. One is sweet and attentive the other is mean and destructive. Had i known you were like this Iwould have...
    tricksareforkids tricksareforkids 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    Enough? - I have been married to my husband for 18 years.  I am at the point where I don't know if I love him anymore.  I feel lots of resentment towards him.  He has been...
    niknup4christ niknup4christ 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    We fell in love during the summer, she was pregnant by the end of July. We both knew we had something special, even though I was 17 and she was 16. We married one week after my...
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    xxsadisticbitchxx xxsadisticbitchxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I have a bipolar partner. We are both 19 and in 6th form. Its difficult to describe the disorder and how its taken a toll on our relationship. But I can try, this is not a self...
    anonymous1104 anonymous1104 18-21 6 days ago

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    I have been with both my girlfriend and my boyfriend for a little more than a year. They are currently engaged but will be getting married soon.. I know that they love me and I...
    MDP4EVER MDP4EVER 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Most days, when I was younger, I knew I was different in many ways. Right now I'm diagnosed with four mental disorders(yay me not 😒) and bipolar was the last one I found out...
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