I Have a Parent That Is Bipolar

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    My mom... Is it bad I have trouble showing

    affection toward her? Like today, she accused me of trying to say something to my dad to get him to yell at her, and now she's upset because I don't love her enough. It hurts me to see her upset, but I just don't know what I should do to help.
    Juuuuuulia Juuuuuulia
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    My Mom Has Been Sick Almost My Whole Life

    My mom was diagnosed when I was 17.she was molested as a child by her dad and brothers and supressed a lot of things.her 1st episode she had walked off.she would always go for walks and take 30 mins one day it had been a hour so I went looking for her.found her fannypack walkman...
    prettytasty prettytasty
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2010

    Dad Was Bipolar And Had A Sleep Disorder

    My Dad was bipolar and viewed psychiatrists as quacks. He was never diagnosed. It wasn't until I was away from the abuse that I could look back and realize that he was bipolar. I talked to a cousin and apparently it's genetic and everybody just sweeps it under the rug or self...
    lwbob21 lwbob21
    22-25, F
    Jun 7, 2013

    My Mother...

    She was diagnosed a few years ago, but I think it developed when she was much younger due to physical and emotional abuse over many years. I find that the calmer her environment is, the better her symptoms are. Problem is, my father has a quick temper. It's really hard to help...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 20, 2008

    My Mother Is Crazy - But I Still Love Her....

    My mother was diagnosed bi-polar about 15 years ago.  It was one of te times I had to put her in the hospital after we found her lying naked on the sidewalk, crying her eyes out.  I'm the dutiful oldest daughter, so I did what had to be done....now that I think about it...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2008


    I cant bring myself to write a proper story yet, so have some song lyrics.   she breaths in she breaths out she wakes up and lays down she can hardly speak and so she screams well i wont give again because she takes so often   nothing i say will wash it away...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2008

    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449
    22-25, F
    Mar 27, 2015

    Well i should say i 'had' not i have.

    My mom lost her battle with the disorder in 2010, that's the way i prefer to word it. She was mentally ill and she fought for many years. If it were a physical illness, everyone would say how she fought so hard and tried to overcome it so I see it the same way.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 20, 2014

    My Dad Is Bipolar

    My dad has been bipolar for as long as I can remember. He was diagnosed in 2005 or 2006. He will be mean and call names or yell for no reason, and he blames it on the heat. Even though he has been properly diagnosed, he denies having this disease and refuses to take medication to...
    Savviq12 Savviq12
    18-21, F
    Jul 10, 2013

    I have a stepfather that is bipolar.

    He took his med but when he is not on them he is a mean men. He don't have medicaid so he cant get his bipolar meds and my family is scared of him. My mom is scared we are going to lose our housing because of him. He hit me at the age of 13-15 and i dont want to be hit again...
    19BiGirl 19BiGirl
    18-21, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    Dad Diagnosed Bipolar.. But It Doesn't Fit.

    My Dad has some ups, some downs, but never really crazy extreme.  He does get manic and totally obsessed with an idea or project, but never seems to finish it even though the obsession lifts.  The psychiatrist has diagnosed him as bipolar which I can believe, but I...
    FlyingNinjas FlyingNinjas
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2009

    My mom is bipolar and it is getting worse

    and refuses to admit that she needs help. It is getting to the point where I am afraid in my own home. I'm literally too scared to do anything right now because she's in the middle of an episode. I feel so lost and scared :(
    kenley95 kenley95
    22-25, F
    Jun 18, 2015

    My mom is bipolar and

    when she lashes out I am the only one she does it too and I know that I didn't do anything wrong but the rest of my family looks at me like it is and I feel so beat down and helpless
    c715303019 c715303019
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    Among other things...

    ...6-8 kinds of Dr. diagnosed crazy on any given day. Depending on weather she is pretending to try and kill herself that year or not. No! I will never send your grandchildren to visit you. Am not that dumb!!!
    teadiva teadiva
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    I don't know if I love my mom

    or not. I feel like love for your mom or dad is something you are born with, but I'm not sure if I love her. She has these insane mood swings where she either doesn't get out of bed all day , or she freaks out and yells and screams . Her words are thrown like knives , then she...
    undermybed undermybed
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2014

    It Is The Most Difficult Thing In The World.

    My mom suffers from Depression & She is Bipolar. It's tough to understand. If I ever had a child I would never put that child through what she has put me through. She Lies, Cheats, Steals, Hurts you. Shes abusive, A alcoholic, A FreeLoader, A Crook, A Manic. Sounds like...
    EElena EElena
    22-25, F
    Jul 9, 2013

    My Mother

    My mom has undiagnosed bipolar disorder. It was pointed out to me one day that my mom is bipolar. I looked up the symptoms of being bipolar and yes the description was almost exact. I tell her to see a doctor for even just get a physical and she will not go. Her mood swings are...
    mnop123 mnop123
    3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

    My dad is bipolar..His mood changes all the

    time. I know he can't help it. But it just really upsets me sometimes.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2014

    As Good As...

    I think it's undiagnosed. =P She's CRAZY one day, crying the next, and then she's back to screaming.
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2007

    My mom is incredibly bipolar

    and depressed. Sometimes I don't want to leave her because I'm scared of what she may two to herself.
    babalonely babalonely
    22-25, F
    Jul 15, 2015

    I Have A Responsibility To Live For Myself. Not For Her.

    I am lucky. I had a father who is normal. And what I mean by normal is that although he's a heart patient, his mind functions within the realm of logic and reason. My mother, however, is mentally ill. I was raised middle-middle class, with two college educated parents. My father...
    NolaDarling NolaDarling
    26-30, F
    Feb 21, 2012

    Mystery Diagnosis

    Ever since my parents divorced, my mom has warned me about my dad's behavior. Unfortunately, she didn't win the custody battle so she splits time with me 50/50. At first I thought she was just doing the usual in denial ranting. Slowly I started to see what she meant. One second...
    littlemisssunshine101 littlemisssunshine101
    Jul 30, 2011

    Please I Need Some Help...

    I work in psych and thought I could handle this but he is going to drive me over the edge.  The father of my 2 young sons is bipolar.   We have not been together for over 2  years but he has lived with me as he is not able to hold down a full time job and...
    JustACountryGirlAtHeart JustACountryGirlAtHeart
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2009
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