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I Have a Parent That Is Bipolar

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    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 18-21, F Mar 27

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    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 22-25 3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    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 16-17 Jul 30, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Jul 9, 2013

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    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

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    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 13-15, F Jul 10, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2014

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2007

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    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

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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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    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

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    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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    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

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    4science 4science 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can remember the first time I seriously considered killing myself. I was 9 years old. All my life I have suffered Insomnia and Bi-Polar depression but this year I have finally...
    EpicChick22 EpicChick22 18-21, F May 10

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    My parents have totally opposing sides of the same events that have happened in the past...n they are both convinced they couldn't be any right-er. When i hear my mom tell me the...
    lonewolf12358 lonewolf12358 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    I'm so depressed, I'm going to go lie down in my bed & hide. I hate my life. Depressing, I know... Sorry.
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F May 16

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    All three of them completely loathe me. I don't know why. But the things they call me and say to me really get to me sometimes. I know I shouldn't listen to them but it's really...
    bdabdoub bdabdoub 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's difficult for me to tell my story, I've never fully told anyone; I've never found the right words. I want to try it now. I want to put my feelings down an hope it lifts some...
    LexiDoll LexiDoll 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    a lot of times i wonder if being bipolar is really a disorder that results from an imbalance or mal-absorption of chemicals in the brain, or if its just a result of stress and life...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    When I was a little 9 year old girl, my mother worked full time. My parents were young compared to other parents, so they were new in their professions, yet they desperately wanted...
    OMGMeToo OMGMeToo 51-55, F 7 hrs ago

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    An interesting article about narcissistic parents entitled, "The Most Harmful Kind of Parent" there is a part two to it as well. http://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychoanalysis-now...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    I don't hate both my parents just my dad. I'm 27 years old and I don't actually have to talk to him but I do sometimes because I feel bad for him. Then it brings back all kind of...
    princessmonaco princessmonaco 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Around the time when I was 8-10, my father was diagnosed with the Bipolar disorder. My father was really depressed and me and my mom started to notice it. Sometime before or after...
    MyBFFLovesTurtles MyBFFLovesTurtles 13-15, F 1 Response May 6

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    Dad of a girl age 6. Starting to use a belt on her. Love to chat and meet other spanking parents. Started soanking her at 4 but now its getting a lot more intense
    DadHitsHard DadHitsHard 41-45, M 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I beleive it is a good thing to have strict parents. But mine are way too strict, they use the be lt all the time like weekly. Are here other teens in the same situation?
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 13-15, M 1 Response 47 mins ago

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    My bipolar makes me hate everything and everyone. I know it's not really me that hates so much, my bipolar has hijacked my brain and has filled it with so much hatred, anger, doubt...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M May 9

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    Well, it's been more over a period of 7 years... before I proceed do not judge... I have a set belief about marijuana use, and medical marijuana after some very dear friends, and...
    kerri33 kerri33 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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    I found this site and have hesitated for months about joining. I have been estranged from my only child. I got married at 20 and had my beautiful daughter. When the abuse in...
    Tiralynn Tiralynn 61-65, F 19 hrs ago

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    I am a 17 year old girl living in Australia, and I have struggled with having a solid friend group my whole life. I have had good friends throughout the years, but mostly they have...
    assnuglet assnuglet 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    So i'm a relatively positive person and I guess that comes across to the people I surround myself with. I have been asked. "After everything you've been through and everything you...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I was seeing psychiatrist that acted as a therapist for a few months and he seemed to believe that I have bipolar. I recently changed psychiatrists because I couldn't afford the...
    ddshaw ddshaw 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Specifically, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Spectrum Disorder; I live with bipolar type two and a borderline personality disorder (BPD.) I first exhibited symptoms in 2002 and...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    I have recently found out that I am bipolar and have been going through several medications to try and treat it but so far none have been right for me. It is very difficult to deal...
    JCP2 JCP2 22-25, M 2 Responses May 3

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    im having bad anxiety right now. like my puppy made a funny noise and there gose my anxiety. i know it would be better if i could help my sister out with money. but she and my...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F May 14

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    This is the first time I've ever seen anything like this. If someone told me a few weeks ago I'd need to find support, education, and people in a similar situation to mine for...
    EmmaGuerra EmmaGuerra 22-25, F May 20

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