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I Have a Bipolar Husband

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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 1 Response Aug 16

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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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    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 26-30 3 Responses Apr 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses May 8, 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have bipolar 1 and I'm going through withdraw b/c I'm getting off adderall. It physically hurts some times when you're going through depression. I feel guilty as I know I should...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I want to blame everything that's wrong in my life on having bipolar disorder. But I am not and I won't.
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    i was always sad and angry when i was a kid and thought of suicide has been constantly on my mind. the earliest i can remember i can remember was when i was 9 years old. i don't...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Hello, My name is Amanda .G. and I have one daughter who is 2yrs old with my husband that I've been married to for 4yrs and together for 11yrs. It took us 7yrs to get married and...
    PraiseHimDaily PraiseHimDaily 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I seriously f*cking hate sex addiction! It has ruined my life-and my families life! I just beat the crap out of my husband. I didn't even know I had it in me. I left bruises. I'm...
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I met my husband 13 years ago whilst I was working in a local newsagents. He was always there and was the boss's friend. He lived with his gf just 2mins away. He always talked to...
    Babybf Babybf 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well, it's been almost 4 months, and I still miss him like crazy. He is always on my mind. I often wonder how he is doing? Is he thinking of me too? I know how hard it is on him to...
    DeniseMarie72 DeniseMarie72 41-45, F Aug 6

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    Recently diagnosed, still not sure what it all means.
    Mad1428 Mad1428 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    My wife of 28 years is in hospital and she has terminal cancer and has maybe 4 weeks to go
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I need some help. Please keep reading. I have very bad anxiety and have had it for a while now. I sometimes feel extremely happy (it's abnormal for me) and sometimes very angry...
    emmaisme123 emmaisme123 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when I was 20. I'm 22 now, and I know and any one that knows me, knows that there's been something wrong with me my whole life. It really...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F Aug 20

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    Robin Williams tragic passing reminds the world bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. I have bipolar & will answer any question you have in my recovery experience. It ain't...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    You Are 92% Bipolar You have some serious ups and downs, maybe to the point of endangering your own life. Consult a doctor to see if you may truly have bipolar disorder.
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Basically the only way I can explain how I feel is, There will be periods when I'm happy and just completely hyper and I feel completely fine and nothing bothers me and I feel...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have bipolar yay not yay .
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Aug 8

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    It's not an old story but I never thought that he'll use the kids against me. I left because I had enough of his philandering while accusing me of having an affair aside from...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    My official diagnosis is borderline-rapid cycling manic depressive disorder with anxiety. For those who don't understand that completely it means I have borderline personality...
    SeraphineL SeraphineL 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I cheated on my ex husband with a childhood boyfriend who has a habit of coming in and out of my life. He was my first kiss and a few other firsts... We did it at the bottle shop...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My son started seeing his now wife about seven years ago. I never liked her from the start. He and I used to be very close and after she came into the picture our relationship was...
    Plava111 Plava111 51-55 3 Responses Aug 15

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    My husband was in my first class ever in our clinical psychology masters program. I didn't actually meet him in class, but later on at a bar. I hadn't bought a car yet, having...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I found out after I separated from my husband that he hit on my sister a few years earlier when she was 17 while I was at work and he was 'interview coaching' her for jobs in our...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I thought this visually summed up life in my Bipolar kingdom.I believe that "Bipolar" as a definition for this disorder oversimplifies the condition for those who do not have it...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I'm not bipolar but my brother is and I'm afraid I might become bipolar also
    Jena1011 Jena1011 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am looking for more bipolar peers for support on slaying this BP beast! Add me to your circle, let's be friends and share our battle strategies. FRAK YOU BIPOLAR!!
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I found out I was bipolar about a year ago, and was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15-16. Because I study abroad I can't get my medicine unless I return back home, and...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    It's in the middle of the night, and once again I can't sleep.. I've taken my meds, and they're suppose to make me sleepy.. but I'm wide awake.. I feel so low, and am listening to...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Especially anti depressants... Mostly because not only does it give you physical symptoms like nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, headache, cold sweats, and tremors but it also...