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I Have a Bipolar Husband

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    At A Turning Point

    Over the past few years, I had been very understanding of any issues or complications. I knew this long before I got married. I spent a while getting briefed on things, what to expect, and worked very hard to do what I needed to do in order to be strong in this marriage. We were...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 2 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    A Day In The Life. . .

    Just a partial list:Woke me up with “I’m going to sell all our stock today.” Has threatened to leave me if I don’t handle my own work crisis by firing two volunteers he doesn’t want me to have to deal with. Followed by tearful assurances that he would never leave me...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    What About Me

    Hi, I'm new to this site. As the group name says I've got a hubby with bipolar. We have been together 21 years this year and have three boys. My hubby was only diagnosed in Jan of this year after a psychotic episode over Christmas. He was in hospital for three months and has...
    lillierosie lillierosie 36-40, T 6 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    I feel so out of control,

    and yet... I feel frozen Hearing this voice This unreasonable man The pressured speech The sonic pace The unprovoked anger The flight of ideas ideas ideas ideas IDEAS IDEAS IDEAS The racing thoughts This is not my husband My husband has gone away And I don't know when he'll...
    IShutMyEyes IShutMyEyes 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    My Husband, My Love

    I first met my husband in a psychiatric unit.  I had overdosed on medication and he was admitted due to being severely manic.  I had never known - or at least explored in depth - someone with mania.  I was amazed by how intricate and amazed he was by...
    wasabimouth wasabimouth 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    so I'm not sure how to cope with this anymore

    and I am looking for support. . my fiance has bipolar disorder from being over seas... he has recently smashed my cell phone against the ground for no reason.... I am so lost I know he loves us but I dont.deal with all the anger very well
    Ampantlin Ampantlin 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Trapped And Overwhelmed

    I recently found out that my husband is bipolar. He refuses to accept the illness or even acknowledge it. His mom is bipolar and he's shared very little about his mom, except that she was the worse mother and he can't stand her. When we first met I thought I found my Mr. Right. I...
    Loveisntenough Loveisntenough 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    Little Bits Of Humanity

    If there are not boundaries, contingency plans, sanity checks then those little bits of humanity disappear. Memorial day came and went. With an ex-marine Iraq war veteran, it will always be a time to do a sanity check. It is when he thinks he is ok that the house of cards starts...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 7 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    red coral

    I dressed in muted colors today, black, brown, and beige. I didn’t notice until I was picking out jewelry and looked in the mirror.   As though muted colors might calm the chaos Maybe if I clean out the frig, organize the paperwork, I‘ll be armored...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    Bipolar Alcoholic Husband

    I don't know where to begin, so let me just say I Love my husband.... But I don't know what to do anymore! We have been together for 8 years with no children because I'm afraid of passing on this disease. I could tell a million stories about the verbal abuse and waking up every...
    sunrisa sunrisa 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Venting

    There is nothing left for me.  He needs all the time, attention, energy, resources including money.  He is completely self absorbed.  I do literally all the household chores plus work. He can play, recreate, go to the gym, take car trips everywhere on a whim while...
    EllenRosewater EllenRosewater 56-60 6 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I Am The Lucky One

    They say that most bipolars feel, at some point, as though they are "cured" and stop taking their meds. I am lucky, but husband is not one of those. My husband and I have been married 12 years, and I knew he was bipolar before we married. He had never had a full manic episode...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    So Very Tiredwith

     My husband was diagnosed with mixed episode bi-polar disorder in May, just TWO MONTHS after our wedding. The signs and symptoms had been there for some time. Though I always just tried to explain them away as stress. He has a very high-powered job, and unlike many people...
    slb2008 slb2008 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    Time To Go, Need Peace!

    Been married 32yrs, my husband was always what I thought, a hard working man. We had our daughter who is now 30 a year after we were married, sadly she is autistic, that is another long story, when we did find out she was "special needs" it was a difficult time for us.Approx 4...
    Maybu Maybu 51-55 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Life As the Wife of a Bipolar Man

    I thought I loved this man. He seemed so sweet. He always joked that I wouldn't like him if he didn't take his meds. I thought he was joking. He wouldn't  let me meet his family until we were married. He said they inerfere too much. After about a year and our daughter was...
    mojo41 mojo41 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Bipolar Or Am I In Denial??

    Let me start off by saying how glad I am to have found this forum. I am a 27 year old married mom of 2. Been with my husband since we were 15. had our first child at 18 and was married by 20. Quickly as I can I will try to tell you my situation. I need you all to be honest and...
    Hiswife114 Hiswife114 26-30 1 Response Oct 17, 2011

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    Been with him since we were 17 years old.

    .. That's 14 years with him! He wasn't diagnosed until 5 years ago though! I now see that my life is the same as many other wives on here! I've gone through the emotional abuse, verbal abuse and physical with my husband. Luckily the physical isn't happening anymore because he...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F Aug 16, 2014

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    Sometimes It Gets Better. . .

    I've written at least one story in this group. My husband is at the mild end of the spectrum. That doesn't mean that his hypomanic episodes aren't difficult and scary, scary in the sense that he might end up dead because of overindulgence and poor judgement. But I was just...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Late Night Ramblings (loooong)

    My husband was diagnosed as bipolar when he was a child, so he says. He went to a counselor and took meds, then for some reason he stopped receiving treatment. We got together when we were 16. We were "head over heels" in love. We got pregnant when I was about to turn 18, and...
    TheseLittleEarthquakes TheseLittleEarthquakes 31-35, F Mar 22, 2012

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    Here We Go Again....

    I'll add to this, but I'm sure if you are among this group you already know what that title means. I am just too drained to think enough to even type what things are like, but you already know.
    AnnaBanna AnnaBanna 36-40 3 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    Feel Trapped

    I have been with R for almost 10 years now. He has always been moody (getting downright mean at times). I recently started seeing a therapist so I could learn ways to deal with him. I don't want a divorce, although I am getting more and more tempted. The therapist, once I...
    jakeisgr8 jakeisgr8 51-55 4 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    I Need An Outlet !!!!long Story..sorry

    This is my first time ever in life responding to something like this but I'm at the end of my rope. Let me give you background info first.. I am 27 and the hubby is 29. We met in church around 10 yrs old and started dating at 17. We got married in 2007 and pregnant on our...
    frustratedwife85 frustratedwife85 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Hi everyone. I am new on here.

    I was just trying to find some kind of support and came across this site. I am engaged to a man with bipolar 2. He was diagnosed a few months ago and has recently started medication. The medication worked for the first 2 months but now he seems to be going back to his manic ways...
    zangelina zangelina 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 27, 2014

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    Mania, Addiction, Prostitutes, Financial Disaster...

    Yep, I've been through it all this past year. I must have been totally checked out to not have realized my amazing, successful, loving husband was not only battling a mental illness, but also an extremely serious pain killer addiction that almost killed him. I always knew my...
    mommusic mommusic 31-35 4 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    I have been diagnosed with Bipolar II
    nitsyrk18 nitsyrk18 18-21, F May 17

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    So my husband is now there and it has been a month. I thought I was prepared in some ways but not much... I have been able to finance myself. My real problem is dealing with...
    AnelC AnelC 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Surprise visit.. Didn't go so well.. My husband asked me to visit every 15 days, that way time might go faster and he thinks I might get tired of going every week.. I tried to...
    AnelC AnelC 22-25, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Hi my name is Lisa ! I am in love with my boyfriend ( not my husband yet ) an I fell in love with him ...I just am looking for a support group so that when I start crying or...
    llbt llbt 46-50 4 Responses May 12

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    Well my husband has been in jail for about a month and 3 days.... But its been so hard on me. We do not have any kids cuz I can't have any. But all I do is cry when he calls he is...
    TerryChris TerryChris 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    about a week ago my husband was sent from county jail to prison to finish the rest of his time. I know for time a won't be able to talk to him, ive read and heard that it can be...
    kianalove3 kianalove3 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    What do you do if the prison will not approve/disapprove you as a visitor? My application has been processing since the last week of February and every time I call the C/O takes...
    orsoliz orsoliz 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    Hi. I'm new to this group. But not new to him being. We have been married for 7 yrs. and share 3 children. all toddlers. He got 15 yrs this time. I've cried every day since...
    Aaronsgirl12 Aaronsgirl12 41-45, F 2 Responses May 14

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    On Thursday I was on the phone with my fiancé and he was telling me about how he got in trouble with a cop from a different building for crossing a red line, which I'd see lots of...
    orsoliz orsoliz 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    I live a strange life. On the outside I try to smile, to be friendly, and to just love the people around me. On in the side I'm angry, I'm frustrated, I'm aggravated, and I'm...
    zerosolution zerosolution 36-40, M 1 Response May 14

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    I was diagnosed when I was 11 I'm 14 now and I'm not sure if I should tell my closest friends. I think they think that I don't like them or something because sometimes I burst and...
    xjazzahx xjazzahx 13-15, F 2 Responses May 15

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    Hubby is home for a week! I missed him a lot this Rig. Only got to talk to him 4 time in the last two weeks due to night shift and service. Blessed he is home safe!
    Syoung14 Syoung14 22-25, F May 6

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    I sleep better in the guest room. Wish I could call it my room because that's what it is. My backup sleeping area. I think separate bedrooms is healthy and not strange! Wish...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F May 7

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    Went to see him today. It was real nice seeing him. I miss him already
    Joeyswiffey4life Joeyswiffey4life 26-30, F May 15

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    I was seeing psychiatrist that acted as a therapist for a few months and he seemed to believe that I have bipolar. I recently changed psychiatrists because I couldn't afford the...
    ddshaw ddshaw 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    i would not want it any other way!!! i recently found this on-line a few years ago. It is a great list of ideas on ways to submit to your Husabnd. i found this list giving me new...
    goodgirl456 goodgirl456 31-35, F 5 Responses May 7

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    I have bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, ADHD, odd,ocd ,anxiety, PTSD , paranoid psychotic episodes
    onlyme616 onlyme616 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Dear coworkers, 1. I use to be exotic dancer. 2. I DO have a husband who I have been married to for 21 years. The reason he is not with me is because he's been in prison for the...
    CocoaBelle CocoaBelle 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I have 5 children even though I am very young. I'm lucky to have my husband to help me out with them and we all get along really good. Our eldest is 5 (nearly 6) her name is Aimee...
    ElleTheLizard ElleTheLizard 18-21, F 10 Responses May 2

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    For the World am happy with no complain. I live the live so normal that no one suspect. My Heart is divide. I never lived for myself, always for others. Why people are never happy...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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