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I Have a Bipolar Husband

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 Aug 29

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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 Sep 1

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    I Love My Husband ShirtI believe it is important to acknowledge the love one has for their spouse, to share reasons why they love them, and to let others know of this great love. I...
    1991quangninh 1991quangninh 22-25, M 5 days ago

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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 Aug 29

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    Yesterday my husband was classified minimum for the first time ever, (I have no idea how he did it we definitely have a guardian angel) and today he called and said hes going to a...
    Jimmysgal Jimmysgal 46-50, F Sep 4

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    I've been with my husband for 13yrs and he's currently serving time in prison it's been 5 long months since he's been gone and I'm missing him so much it hurts my son asked me if...
    Igc123 Igc123 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 4

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    Its been 21mths and I miss him so much. I so badly want to see our baby girl in his arms full of love. I'm so greatful that by God's Favor I am home now. I can't do this without...
    PraiseHimDaily PraiseHimDaily 26-30, F Sep 6

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    I went to visit my husband yesterday and there was another inmate taking pics for free. it was really neat to see families and loved ones getting pics with their loved one in...
    Jimmysgal Jimmysgal 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    They say everything happens for a reason. My love is currently incarcerated and I miss him so much more and more each day. It's not easy especially when you don't have no one that...
    TheFusmicster TheFusmicster 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Although it's unimportant to me, I've seen it tear him apart. He won't have anything to do with me physically since he received the news. 9 months ago, he physically moved out.
    Liaannmarie Liaannmarie 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 Aug 27

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    so this is hard for me to say but I have bipolar disorder type 1 and basically the tiniest thing can make me soo happy and ecstatic and then it only take one small thing to make me...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I have Bipolar Type 2 among other wonderful things:) I was misdiagnosed for most of my life. It's a very difficult neurological problem to deal with. I really dislike the stigma...
    xNihilityx xNihilityx 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    He is so beautiful...he is so incredibly gentle and tender with me. He takes everything incredibly slow in the most delicious ways...when we both get so incredibly turned on he...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    i tend to have small pains inside my body .... and wash my hands like a lot. i have a past of substance abuse. i dropped out of school , again.. i have social anxiety , i have...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    I found my husband when I was so broken and so NOT looking. For two years he was my best friend and listened to me and encouraged me. He helped me believe in myself and asked for...
    scnpctk143 scnpctk143 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    When you are feeling inner turmoil about your intimate relationship . When you point it out specifically to your husband . When you husband acknowledges what you say and says yes...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I love my mom and i care for her but its getting bad with her. I've dealt with her having a nervous break down and she killed my cat when i was a child. At that age i didn't know...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F Sep 5

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    Hey people, I was diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder this year and here's the back story of all of that -- I knew something's been wrong with me since I was 14. Even before I was...
    starryxo starryxo 22-25 3 Responses Sep 7

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    What a terrible crash. Yesterday I was totally suicidal. My daughter left to spend the night with her friend and my husband went out for a drink with coworkers. He wouldn't come...
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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 5 Responses Aug 30

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