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I Have a Bipolar Husband

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    My son is almost 15. Years of knowing there was some mood disorder and we finally have more clear diagnosis. School is very tough. His bio dad is untreated and undiagnosed but...
    redheadinny1 redheadinny1 36-40, F a week ago

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    I am type 1, diagnosed at 18. I was told then that I could live a relatively normal life if I took my medication daily, no matter how I felt. I have done that, and no, I have not...
    justjessa justjessa 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate this thing. Just as I think I've figured myself out, my mood changes and every aspect of life that goes along with that. I look at other people and wonder how can you just...
    animamia animamia 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Hi any wife here from Canada. Received work from our lawyer my husband might get 3-5 years. I'm completely broken.
    inmatewifeonca inmatewifeonca 26-30, F Nov 21

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    My husband used my debit card to go to the bars when I gave it to him to get food. He would say that he was going to go grocery shopping. Then wouldn't come home til late at night...
    wendymrtns wendymrtns 36-40, F Dec 6

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    I just wish things were easier sometimes..
    tedos tedos 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2010 and was hospitalized once because of it. i'm feeling a lot better since then cuz I've been on medication. but I still doubt if I really have...
    kk52314 kk52314 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I wish this thing said I HAVE bipolar disorder. I am not the disorder.
    mellowwwave mellowwwave 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've known I've had depression for the past fourteen years but only just discovered I have bipolar depression last year when I went manic and started doing crazy **** that almost...
    rpg456 rpg456 51-55, M Nov 26

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    i have bipolar and all the kids in my school wen i was in public school they would make fun if me for it and my dad dont help with it i mean what kind of dad doesnt make a little...
    bvbarmy4lif33 bvbarmy4lif33 13-15, F Dec 9

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    I want to be in control. In control of my actions in control about my thoughts but I don't think I ever will be. And that's terrifying. Does anyone know what will help me? I have...
    bananananaxo bananananaxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I don't mean I will not have family or friends in my life. I mean that I will not be in a romantic relationship. Ever. I was once told by a former friend that was selfish of me...
    LilFire LilFire 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I got my first tattoo 30 years ago, when I was 20. I got tattoos from the time I was 20-29, and one or two in my 40s. I stopped because I was pregnant with my first kid. I have two...
    tattedmomma tattedmomma 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    30 years old with not one friend. Never had any friends. Always was laughed at in school, called ugly, etc. Now I'm 30, married with 4 kids and my kids are my only entertainment. I...
    flawedperfectly01 flawedperfectly01 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I have a boyfriend who I think has bipolar disorder. He has mood swings, depressions and tendencies to isolate himself. When he is in good mood, he's very sweet and he adores me...
    cutejny cutejny 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 30

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    Let me start the post by saying thank you to BrokenOneX here on ep. She said she suspects I'm bipolar so I did some research and I have more than enough signs proving her...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Dec 7

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    I believe my husband is mentally and emotionally abusive to me. He does so many things to mess with my mind and self esteem that I am no longer myself anymore. I am very withdrawn...
    MarylouD MarylouD 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    It bites hard. Meds made it worse. And heart attacks on seroquel. But they can debate diagnosis. Was in phoenix. Had a doctor. He left. New doctor came. She...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 24

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    I'm at a strange place in my life right now. I've spent the last 20 years battling bipolar disorder type 1. I know a lot of people are misdiagnosed and bipolar, especially type 2...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    My school wants me to talk at the mental health assembly about my story. I am not sure what to talk about. I remember when I first started showing symptoms. When I was 13 I was a...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 5 Responses Dec 12

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    It seems like everyone has an opinion on my relationship; what it is, what it isn't, what's wrong with it and what I should be doing differently. The thing is, most people don't...
    MintedLeaves MintedLeaves 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    OK, so, yes, I am and that's all fine and great. I'm also rapid cycling and that's been a huge problem these past 2 months or so. Today, well, for almost a week now, I've been...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    My younger brother has bipolar disorder, he's also my best friend in the entire world and one of the sweetest, most intelligent people I know. ❤️❤️ it has been an...
    pipeandbook pipeandbook 18-21, F Nov 30

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    Bipolar 2. Not as bad as Bipolar 1, and so I just wanted to say I feel for those who have BP 1...
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I AM AND I AM NOT AFRAID TO USE IT lol just kidding but like really i am Bipolar like, really :)
    jadelynthompson jadelynthompson 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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