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I Have a Bipolar Husband

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 29, 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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    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 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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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 2 Responses Aug 12, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 bipolar disorder 1 & adult ADHD combined type. I'm 27, married 7 year son& 6 year stepdaughter. My life seems normal.... On the outside. On the inside it's turmoil...
    mrojas27 mrojas27 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Type II (that Ii in the title just bugs me) Yeah so I don't get crazy manic very often, just hypomanic from time to time, but when I do depression, oh I do it well. Deep deep...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I forget to on and off I had my good days then I have my really bad days where my life gets to be just to much for me so I just hide away
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Or, at least, that's one of the things I was diagnosed for, and I don't think it's right. I started taking lithium, and about three days in, I had a STELLAR day. Then it went down...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Feelings of sadness...lethargy, no motivation, hopelessness, helplessness, trapped...so sick of the constant roller coaster. When is this period of normalcy between episodes that I...
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well I flew to California to visit my parents. My mom threw me a baby shower. It was lovely . We didnt talk much about my husband...I didn't blame her. She wanted to keep the mood...
    melguzman21 melguzman21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Husbands sponsor just dropped him. We are super sad over this :( He dropped him because he told my husband they couldn't do step 5 until August! And he wanted to do it now, so he...
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi all. I'm just having a really hard time today- I normally just read and read on this site and it helps me alot. I decided to speak up today. I miss my husband so much I want...
    Racquel34 Racquel34 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    My husband and i are in the military. We got married september 30 2013. And a couple weeks after that we got notice of an investigation. A person he had slept with months prior was...
    melguzman21 melguzman21 22-25, F Jun 30

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    My husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer (stage 4), 18 months ago. It has been so hard to watch the love of my life slowly dying over these past months. He is fighting for his...
    Catnipp Catnipp 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    My husband went away a couple of weeks ago to Ocean City, MD for Fireman's Convention on business. While he was away he spent his nights with a friend of ours, He has known her...
    ajls ajls 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My husband is facing a felony trial. He has been charged with 10 class c felonies, which carry a sentence of 2-20 years per charge. His lawyer is optimistic that it will go well...
    owlea owlea 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Well first month down.. 14 more to go. I keep telling myself that we're lucky..it could have been more.. I hate that we are in this situation to begin with..he doesn't deserve any...
    melguzman21 melguzman21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I am only 22 years old and my fiance is in jail. He has only been gone a couple of weeks, and I swear I am going insane. I have lost so much of my simple memory, I can barely even...
    Shaelynmarie Shaelynmarie 22-25, F Jul 6

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    How can he say he loves me? He stays away from me all hours of the day and night. He won't come home til 3am he leaves early in the morning. Sometimes i say with our daughter...
    kkrstdew kkrstdew 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm pretty sure I do. There's no explanation for my sudden emotions, and it really kills me.
    Iamevolved Iamevolved 16-17, F Jun 29

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    Sometimes I feel empty, like I just want to sit/lay around and stare into space, alone and isolated. Sometimes, more so lately, I get violently angry, harshly angry. It scares me...
    jess1994 jess1994 18-21, F Jun 30

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    These words just touch my heart. I feel sad, angry, and hurt today.
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Jul 11

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    Ill be telling you how happy i am one second and the next ill want to punch someone in the face 😊...Im very loving though that still counts as good right? 😹
    verox3 verox3 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Perhaps i was wrong. It hurts but i will forgive
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Omg! He is actually trying to be a good dad- i mean he always tries but its so cute and good how he just was with the boy! A lesson about the glass being half full or empty...
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F a week ago

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    I was only diagnosed a few weeks ago, but my entire life makes sense. Most people probably feel like they are crazy when they find out they are bipolar, but it was the first day of...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I get irritated quickly, And I get extremely mad quickly also. It doesn't take much for me to get mad. But also I'm always sad. So maybe I have bipolar depression? UGH! I need help...
    StonerGirlForever StonerGirlForever 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I went to the doctor yesterday and told him all my symptoms. He was only a GP and can't make the decision if I have bipolar disorder or not but he seems to think that's the case...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I can't stand being apart from him, mostly when we are away from home. Him being at work doesn't bother me if I'm in the comfort of my own home. I don't particularly like going to...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have about 7 mental disorders. I have bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline personality, impulse control, intermittent explosive, PTSD, and Asperger's syndrome. I have a lot of...
    Blaze1103 Blaze1103 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This use to be... a thing... Does anyone still do this? Do we still have EP husbands/wives? I'm just curious. I don't really want one, unless he is my boyfriend or actual husband...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 18

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