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I Have a Bipolar Husband

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 27

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have bipolar, but life is amazing, somedays I dont feel like getting out of bed and im sad,but I keep moving forward not for myself but my family because they love me bipolar and...
    singlemumof5ive singlemumof5ive 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    A little high today. Usually I manage a low grade hypomania...its a great place of creativity having energy to multitask and be very productive. But every now and then when I get a...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I was diagnosed last year around September. I basically just went crazy, no one in my house knew what was wrong with me. My mom took me to a hospital, then they sent me to a mental...
    Saphyyyy Saphyyyy 16-17, F a week ago

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    I take medication but I will still have symptoms. No one tells you that the physical symptoms are as bad as the mental. Having major depressive disorder is exhausting. My bones...
    elephantwalk elephantwalk 31-35, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I have been married to my husband for a year 1 1/2. we have known each other for 3 years...he is the love of my life and a great man he would give the shirt off his back to anyone...
    alwayslove8387 alwayslove8387 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    My husband and I have been together for 5 years and married for a year and 9 months. I am 22 and he is 26. He was arrested on January, 2014 and I had a miscarriage in April, 2014...
    AnelC AnelC 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    What do you ladies do to connect with your husbands....I have been able to visit in several weeks and feel really disconnected. .even with the phone calls...
    Reneg8de Reneg8de 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    dalidacc11 dalidacc11 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    hi ladies.... I've came to this website looking for comfort and ladies who are actually going through the same things as I am. my boyfriend is incarcerated and has been since...
    Sharnice2017 Sharnice2017 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    It's been 3 months since I've seen him and I'm getting so impatient. The paperwork is taking forever to get processed. I just wanna see him, I met him while working at the prison...
    orsoliz orsoliz 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    We are finally getting married on May 4th. So excited!!!
    lobitalince lobitalince 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Biggest face palm moment in my life! So I was talking someone on here and they said "Your cute. Want to be my boyfriend?" I was like "Thanks but I am not into guys." Then they...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    It is world bipolar day :) never be ashamed of anything that makes you you, that includes any mental illness. I am so many things, I have good and bad traits like everyone else but...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Mar 30

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    i have bipolar depression,its hard,especially with two loving kids and a husband that calls you crazy.
    nanvalglex nanvalglex 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Hi, I may have a husband who is thinking about cheating. I dont know yet. So today we were watching his channel and the subject of STD came up on tv. Then he starts talking about...
    clausy clausy 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago