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I Have a Bipolar Husband

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel so out of control,

    and yet... I feel frozen Hearing this voice This unreasonable man The pressured speech The sonic pace The unprovoked anger The flight of ideas ideas ideas ideas IDEAS IDEAS IDEAS The racing thoughts This is not my husband My husband has gone away And I don't know when he'll...
    IShutMyEyes IShutMyEyes 31-35, F Jan 12

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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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    Does anyone else feel as if they are judged for their illness? Sometimes I feel as if I have to keep it all a secret... I don't let many people in, especially not about my past or...
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F Jan 1

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    This is the time when my depression got the best in me! It's been so long from my last depression! I thought i am all cured until the beginning of this year! I had a huge fight...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jan 13

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    The ups feel like I could fly across the world, and lows make every bone in my body ache. Why am I this way? Overall, I consider myself a well-rounded person. I eat well, I...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    So basically I asked this guy that I've fancied for 2 years out today and he said no. I've now gone into a really deep depression state where I can't think or feel. Does anyone...
    ElCharlotte ElCharlotte 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So as most of you know my husband had 4 months left and was in the work release program when the state came and pulled him out with new charges. So now everything has FINALLY been...
    nyckimcbride nyckimcbride 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    hello im new here...and sending positive vibes to all of you in the samw sitiation as my family..my husband has been gone for 15 months..36 more to go ..I am temporarily a single...
    Reneg8de Reneg8de 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    Have you ever felt like your husband/wife tries to make you happy by doing everything but that which you've asked them to do?..My husband is always buying me stuff, but he won't...
    alb1114 alb1114 36-40, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    My husband is always on his iPhone. It doesn't matter what he is doing or where we are he is on it playing games surfing the web and who knows what else. He sits down after supper...
    justagirl30 justagirl30 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Today it's been really tuff , my baby has been gone for almost 3months and it's 16 more to go or less and I miss him so much. He means so much to me an he is the best man I have...
    patientlywaiting017 patientlywaiting017 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I just found out a couple weeks ago that the man I thought was The One has been using crack and heroin. I can barely function all I do is cry. He stole from me. I am a single Mom...
    MickyMoYo MickyMoYo 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    minnieccaa minnieccaa 26-30, F Jan 19

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    Everyday is worse than the last. Ever second worse with each breath. No one is here, I am completely alone. My mother is in love with being intoxicated with alcohol and her...
    xmoonxchildx xmoonxchildx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Yeah I do.. And ADHD, anxiety, and insomnia. I don't know how anyone will ever love me with all this. I take 6 pills a day (2 at night, 1 midday, and 3 in the morning) it sucks...
    Gabrielaaaa99 Gabrielaaaa99 13-15, F Jan 16

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    I just need him home !! I can't sleep without him
    patientlywaiting017 patientlywaiting017 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I think my head knows things are not heading in a good direction. But my heart still loves with passion and determination. When he play fights with me he is getting rougher and...
    Skylalast Skylalast 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    It's been a more than a year when this incident happened. I had a friend (she wasn't that close or anything, just in between an acquaintance to being a friend). She calls me...
    VVmommy VVmommy 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have bi polar disorder , and I'm a jerk . For some reason I'd rather be with someone who hates my guts then someone who loves me . Who knew ? Im a piece of **** :( ... That has...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been married for 19 years. We both have good jobs and live in a nice house. We have two smart and handsome teenage sons. I just can't stand him. We married...
    introvertedwildwoman introvertedwildwoman 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    So the last few days have been hell for me because i don't know where i am with my bipolar, all i know is i have spent money i did't have which got me in trouble with my husband...
    BrokenWildChild BrokenWildChild 36-40, M Jan 19

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    Lately every time the weekend comes around I fight with my husband because he wants to go out with his friends (who are single or divorced, have kids who they see every other week...
    Marie0585 Marie0585 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    everything that I do lately he his trying to act like I am stupid try to lower my self esteem I feel like he is trying so hard to bring me down and make me feel bad about myself...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    My mother has bipolar and sometimes admits it. Most of the time she won't. Two days ago she threatened to kill herself if I didn't give into her demands. She puts herself in...
    rudereplica rudereplica 31-35, F Jan 7

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    I find it exhausting have so much going on in my mind, but no words or energy to express. I feel crazy with every thought that passes. I feel judged with every stare, pat or...
    honestcloud honestcloud 26-30, F Jan 21

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    I am tired. I grew up in a disfunctional middle class family. My mother is manic depressive bipolar, and my dad dealt with his problems by working and drinking. I never understood...
    EnglishBrand EnglishBrand 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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