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I Have a Bipolar Husband

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 92 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Joined a few months ago & my husband said he will try to make our relationship better so I left the site & devoted everything to make it work.. Celebrated our 20th year in Vegas to...
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    I have been married for four years, we have been together for 6. We initially met when I was separated from my ex-husband, which was a very abusive unhealthy marriage. When my...
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    He expects me to b e a robot with no feelings . I dont like his mother's taste in anything.and I cant tell my mother how I really feel about her .everyone talks like that give me a...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I just woke up this past Saturday and felt like a new women! No more anger.. Looked at my husband and thought my goodness he does deserve a second chance. He really is sorry for...
    CountryLife83 CountryLife83 31-35, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Everyday I greet my husband with a smile and a drink for him. So thankful for him and how he takes care of me. He may be strict but he's very loving!
    MistiA MistiA 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    My husband is emotionally abusive, and I resent him for the past, but im unable to leave.
    carissalime carissalime 36-40 9 hrs ago

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    I made a Facebook page for those who have a husband/boyfriend that goes to Ft Benning either in BCT or stationed. It's called Fort Benning MILSOS :)
    sandrew42 sandrew42 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I have bipolar disorder, BPD, social anxiety, perfectionism, and low self esteem. It's hard to love, or even accept myself. Nobody understands me, even psychiatrist or psychologist...
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I created a Facebook page called Fort Benning MILSOS for all the girls who have boyfriends/husbands at Fort Benning :)
    sandrew42 sandrew42 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I don't think anything to "help" my disorder because I believe that will only silence them and I do not want that. I like talking to them, hearing what they have to say, and if...
    MrMenShow MrMenShow 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    A little story about life in a mental hospital. I have bipolar 2 and I drink, so a guy like that is bound to wind up in the hospital. Several years ago, I was inpatient and sitting...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Happy 24th to my husband!!!! love him so much!!!
    Sharnice2017 Sharnice2017 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Greetings. I live in California and I have bipolar disorder. Was not diagnosed until age 47. One of these days, I promise to tell the full story of my diagnosis and recovery...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am picking up my husband next week! He has survived all of this and I thank God. I appreciate all who have encouraged me and walked with me through this. It's been a difficult...
    Steph0415 Steph0415 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I took an online quiz for bipolar disorder and I got 100%. My older sister has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember all my life I would have periods of hyperactivity...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I took an online quiz for bipolar disorder and I got 100%. My older sister has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember all my life I would have periods of hyperactivity...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I took an online quiz for bipolar disorder and I got 100%. My older sister has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember all my life I would have periods of hyperactivity...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. It really drives me bananas. I get so paranoid it's not even funny. Without medication I can go days without eating or sleeping and not even...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My husband has been using meth for almost a year. I found out a few months ago. I moved out for a few weeks then came back. He says he wants to be together but makes no changes...
    murphcan2 murphcan2 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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