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I Have a Bipolar Husband

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I honestly don't know if I have Bipolar or not.. I'm not willing to look at too many sites, some could be fake and give me extreme paranoia.. But I want to know of these symptoms...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Wow my bipolar is off the charts crazy.
    Gothicbitch83 Gothicbitch83 18-21, F Nov 12

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    It's becoming so hard to live with this. every day is a struggle. my medicine seems to not help at times and I feel in a whole. so dark and deep. I have no energy or motivation to...
    madame311 madame311 26-30, F Nov 7

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    my husband has been in prision for 2 years. He is coming home in January. we got married while he was in prison so that he could move to a different state when he gets out. it...
    jladd2316 jladd2316 31-35, F Nov 7

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    I am 59 years old, married for 35 years to a man I found out I didn't know at all. I found out 3 years ago that he has been a meth addict for 7 years. We had been working on a...
    oldtowngranny oldtowngranny 56-60, F Nov 15

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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 a week ago

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    I have been with my husband for 7 years and we have a good relationship, but he freaks out whenever I want to go out without him. I have done this once since as long as I can...
    gloria1230 gloria1230 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    How can you say you love someone and treat them like crap???I have so many problems w/ him,and i don't know how to fix them.Last night i made dinner.It was good .He wanted to eat...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 68 Responses Nov 19

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    I am unmedicated at the moment and doing OK. I am afraid that doctors may zombify me if I do share my up and downs. My mum has Type 1.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 Nov 3

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    I'm in the middle of a move. 1 part chaos 1 part uprooting my routine What's this make? Mania. Shaken, not stirred. My boyfriend has been wonderful but it's only the first week...
    kimberlyfaith kimberlyfaith 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Its sucks to have bipolar disorder and an anxiety disorder.
    Danae102 Danae102 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I'm 16 and have bipolar 1 with psychotic features. I recently started to experience ultradian rapid cycling and am highly resistant to mood stabilizers and antipsychotics. Trying 7...
    MisterJones54321 MisterJones54321 22-25, M Nov 10

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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 2 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder and live in fear of the psych ward.
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I am also sad because I have no family. Ok, I have some. I have a 76 year aunt in South Africa whom I love, but don't ever see. I have an uncle in England who I have never met...
    kindhearted222 kindhearted222 41-45 Oct 28

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    I want have foreigner friends who have Japanese husbands to share experience and to discus about our problems . I think I became crazy soon , my husband have a different culture...
    khoukha khoukha 26-30, F Nov 4

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    I don't have a husband, but I love the feeling of being milked. I'll pretty much let anyone do it : P
    shootingstar92 shootingstar92 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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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 2 days ago

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    I just discovered two days ago. 6 years after we started to see each other, he spat the words, angrily. It was like he hated saying it. Like it was a secret, his dirty little...
    AyanasSight AyanasSight 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I am a severe bipolar. My highs are composed of manic euphoria, ADHD, and insomnia, while my lows are chronic depression, body tremors, body memories, and anxiety. It is really...
    creativeinspiration creativeinspiration 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I swear I hate this ugly a*** nasties of a husband. This is the last straw today he calls me a idiot b**** because of his bipolar disorder. I can't stand him and I honestly don't...
    tisha472 tisha472 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I promise my husband has to be bipolar. He only wants to be bothered when he wants to and that is nerve wrecking. Honestly I am tired of dealing with a sometimey type dude. Its...
    tisha472 tisha472 22-25, F Nov 12

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    Hello everyone I need advice I have gone low contact with my NM & mostly I'm managing it very well & I am a lot happier . I'm on crutches at the moment for an injury & she has...
    blueberry36 blueberry36 36-40, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I had a "job"with this older man who was a husband and a father. Not only did we have sex, but it was in his daughters bedroom. It felt wrong and naughty but of course I loved it...
    SkyDarling SkyDarling 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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