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I Have a Bipolar Husband

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 95 People

    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 12, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jan 27, 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 5 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2015

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have come to accept that I will be on meds for the rest of my natural life. But this disorder, disease, life wrecker, is not stronger than I am. I am stronger because I am...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am numb. I have no more to give. My sister has been unstable for months now and I keep thinking she will get better with her therapist, medication, and my parents help, but...
    exhaustedangry exhaustedangry 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm bipolar II and it's mostly the severe depression. I'm not sure where to turn to. I was wondering if anyone knew of any good online outlets (besides 7cupsoftea) that would be...
    customconcerned94 customconcerned94 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wonder why did I even write ? Should I be fearful? Not at All..! I have a husband name " Mahsum Ur Rahman", He, whom I share the address of 127 Telegraph road. Alexandria, VA...
    Farzanaquudusneisa Farzanaquudusneisa 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    May I introduce myself? I have bipolar disorder type 2, but I am damn sure I will be type one shortly if my episodes haven't ventured into full blown mania already. I know my...
    creativemayan creativemayan 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I don't get periods normally. Guess what she tried to do. When I was 17 she tried to massage me inappropriately when I was weak from psychiatric medication. Saying that it was...
    lostqueenofrain lostqueenofrain 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am a very honest person and like to be upfront with people so when I first meet someone I have to just let them know I am bipolar and why you may ask, because a lot of people...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I landed myself in the psych ward again and recently got out. Never sure what mental illness is. How much control do I really have when things get literally crazy. Probably more...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had this doctor once who said " bipolar isn't so bad. If I had to chose between diabetes and bipolar is chose bipolar because it's very treatable". And I was like firstly, you...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been diagnosed with bipolar with psychotic features. it has been very hard dealing with this. I have delusions and hallucinations when I am not on medicine. but I think we...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I grew up with my step father being schizophrenic. and I can say its not easy being around someone who has this illness. I developed bipolar at age 17 and have been dealing with...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    The most annoying thing someone can tell me is that I shouldn't take medication for my bipolar. People sometimes say I just need to learn to manage my emotions on my own. I'm...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    my bipolar disorder and anxiety is ruining my life. i can not sustain a relationship. i usually do not even get past the initial meeting. i start to get overbearing and pushy...
    LannaKitten LannaKitten 41-45, F a week ago

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    My husband and I have had a terribly rocky last three years together. He's cycled, going from adoring me to blaming me; he's begged me to stay and he's insisted I leave. He's...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F a week ago

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    ECT is available at a mental hospital in my area, I'm considering asking my doctor to have those treatments done.
    kimpossible86 kimpossible86 26-30, F Jan 28

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    I'm not sure it happens sometimes but one minute im happy next i am sad the turned on then angry I just don't understand sometimes i be sad for no reason sometimes i go over the...
    sabzzzz sabzzzz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    so i havent been on here in a while so this is a status update...ever since my husband got moved from county to prison i hadn't been able to see him. Where he's at they only do...
    kianalove3 kianalove3 18-21, F Jan 26

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    Have you ever been dished out this type of advice: You think too much / you worry too much / you need to learn to relax? These comments make me so angry, it’s like “No shi_t...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I have bipolar and was diagnosed 5 years ago. Since then I've suffered from major depression. My therapist says that I will be able to live a fulfilling life but I have my doubs...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I have this friend she is a beautiful woman inside and out but she has bipolar. The first time I met her I warmed to her straight away, she was bubbly and so friendly but when I...