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I Have An Unmedicated Bipolar Mother

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    Today my mother left my dad. It's not the first time I've heard her say she was leaving him. There have been many times she threatened this course of action. The most memorable...
    SomeonesdaughterSomeonesmum SomeonesdaughterSomeonesmum 22-25 1 Response Jan 9

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    Youngest Daughter Scared For My Future - I grew up with an unmedicated bipolar mother. She knew something was wrong with her but all the docotrs for years told her she was fine. I...
    sweetserenity22 sweetserenity22 22-25 May 23, 2012

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    My Mother and I - I always knew there was something different about my mother,she could go from hysterically happy to suicidal in a minute.It took me some time to figure out what...
    taw taw 16-18 5 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    What Mental Illness Is This? - She comes to my room with a smile, asks me what I'm doing. Her mood is great, she looks like a positive person. And it takes only 3-5 minutes to mess...
    Remiko Remiko 18-21 7 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    Crazy Mom ! - My mother is bi polar to an she is a liar she can make up a lie an train her self to believe it . . She is very disrespectful to me an my sister then after she have...
    atlantaboi0576 atlantaboi0576 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    I Have A Very Differnt Problem - my daughter who just turned 36 has decided that she has hated me for the last 20 years.I used to help her with all the bills in fact paid all kinds...
    silky7dragon silky7dragon 51-55, F Aug 2, 2010

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    My Mom Is Bi-polar & Homeless By Choice - I'm 26 years old and spent most of life in foster care starting at the ripe old age of 4. My mother fought the court system to get me...
    TashTash TashTash 26-30 4 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    I don't know where to start. Like other people on here, I feel lonely in coping with my mother. She is not diagnosed but I do strongly believe she is bi-polar. I cannot simply tell...
    coraliep74 coraliep74 22-25 2 Responses Jan 21

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    She Has No Heart! - I always felt my mother was evil, though she hides behind Christian broadcasting and occasional church, today proved it. From the begining as quickly as...
    chrissyjo chrissyjo 31-35 5 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Im Going To Kill Her And Take Her Property - Im 42. My mother is 66. Ive suffered lifetime of emotional, mental and even physical abuse. But the best part was i didnt even realise...
    seethalakshimichinniah seethalakshimichinniah 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    This Is Hard To Talk About... - I always knew something was wrong. I have memories that span from three years old to last week. When you grow up in a house with a mother like...
    tinadanka tinadanka 31-35, F May 17, 2010

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    Some Of Us Are Punching Bags, But Also Human Shields . . . - Can broken people make whole people? Or do we come out whole and then they break us and take pieces of us to try to...
    LikeSteel LikeSteel 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    My Mother Is Bi-Polar - My mother has bi-polar disorder she has been in and out of mental treatment over the years since I was a teen. She has been using alcohol to self medicate...
    lisa2008boo lisa2008boo 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    She's always screaming, blaming, emotionally abusing. She'll freak out, kick me out every other week. However, I AM NOT doing anything wrong. I'm trying to focus on my schooling. I...
    powellbrianna powellbrianna 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Need Some Help.... - I have always know things with my mother was not normal but now that I have been asked by family members do I think she is bipolar I really don't know what...
    Jewelz7 Jewelz7 36-40 13 Responses Jul 30, 2010

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    Rage - One thing I wanted to add to my story that I think is important. I am often consumed by rage. I have an intense anger that lies just beneath the surface. I work very hard to...
    AuntKorn AuntKorn 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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    The Shower - I had three bridesmaids, of the bridesmaids one was my sister and one was my best friend. I made my sister my maid-of-honor, something I should not have done because...
    tinadanka tinadanka 31-35, F 1 Response May 17, 2010

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    Is There Any Way To Escape The Insanity?? - I will try to keep this as short as possible, but with over 20 years of dealing with madness, there is so much to say...My older sister...
    dramaforlife dramaforlife 18-21 5 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    I Am Never Good Enough - This past mother's day I decided not to buy my mother anything, or to drop by to see her. She called me and told me she was no longer my mother and how I...
    CrazyKitty03 CrazyKitty03 26-30, F 11 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Relatable. - After another manic episode, I logged onto the Internet and decided I needed so speak up. Coping with my mothers roller coaster emotions has completely taken its toll...
    Kendie11 Kendie11 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    This Is Hard To Talk About... - I always knew something was wrong. I have memories that span from three years old to last week. When you grow up in a house with a mother like...
    tinadanka tinadanka 31-35, F 1 Response May 17, 2010

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    She is mean, blaming, abusive, mad (all the time), and I can do nothing right. Yet why when she is her sweet self do I run back to her arms, forget everything she has put me and my...
    Iamstronghp Iamstronghp 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Recently Diagnosed Bipolar Mother - My mother had her first true manic episode earlier this year. I knew something was really wrong but I was out of state listening to her on the...
    planetBsixonetwo planetBsixonetwo 26-30 Aug 17, 2010

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    Still Living With Her - I'm having a particularly hard time dealing with my bipolar mother as she is always drinking and smoking pot. I'm a full time student and have had major...
    burstyourbubble burstyourbubble 18-21 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    My Mother Has Just Been Diagnosed - Just before Christmas, My mother was put into a mental ward in the hospital against her will. She is 85 years old. Her behavior had been getting...
    AuntKorn AuntKorn 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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    I Can't Escape The Dysfunction of my Mother - I am 43 years old, my mother is 67.  We both live alone and have no outside support system so we rely very heavily on each other...
    anneomenous anneomenous 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    Suffer - Sometimes my hatred towards my mother courses through my veins like adrenaline. Sometimes my debilitating sadness weighs me down like a boulder in my chest. And sometimes...
    Helloansley Helloansley 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    I'D Rather Be Beat By Joan Crawford With Wire Hangers..... - today marks 2 weeks since i quit answering her calls since i picked her up from the airport with my new husband and...
    griggspace griggspace 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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    My Mother Has Always Has Had Bipolar The Never Ending Saga.. - As far back as I can remember my mother has always been bipolar. Due to this most of my childhood is a painful miry...
    Dorothyc Dorothyc 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    I Don'T Love My Mum. - There is only 3 people in my life I feel truly comfortable saying I love you too and that's my two daughters and husband. I don't know whether its the guilt...
    SomeonesdaughterSomeonesmum SomeonesdaughterSomeonesmum 22-25 2 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    Hello...... I am hoping somebody could give me some advice, I'll explain my situation and I'll try to keep it short.... I think I have a narcissistic mother. In fact I am pretty...
    blueberry36 blueberry36 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    'mom has dementia.' hah! nope, i am not going to say that. mom has NPD. Lying about her condition is one step forward to be like her. Mom is in her 50's. She can't be blame...
    fien fien 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    I feel terrible about my mood swings and how much trouble it must cause for my boyfriend. He knew from the begining that I have constant mood swings but I was diagnosed just...
    harjotmehesh harjotmehesh 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Yesterday it was my father in laws birthday. My mother in law only had my husband and I and our two kids come over. The night before she asked us to bring the cake. My husband said...
    tatkayalee tatkayalee 31-35 1 Response Mar 16

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    So I have been in NC with my "mother", father and brother for almost a year. I've never been happier about a decision that I've made, even tho it's been hard mourning the loss of...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Its one thing to always demand respect in the household,but its also based on a give and take type of thing...I live with my mother and her boyfriend who acts as if this house is...
    Natashachetty Natashachetty 22-25 Mar 24

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    I don't even know where to start. This is my first time trying to reach out and get some help. I am 34 and I have discovered my mom that is 57 is a narcissist. I have all the...
    nomotherlylove nomotherlylove 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    I have recently learned to adapt to my mother's subtle abuse with either a quick retort back or simply not giving her any ammunition to use behind my back. I wrote an earlier...
    amazingyou amazingyou 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Its your fault. I love sharing in Experience Project, because I won't get blamed for mother behavior. "She forgets. You should remind her." "She didn't mean it. You misinterpret...
    fien fien 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My Year 2013 with MIL FILs death meant that we saw MIL a lot now all of a sudden, which was a change as usually I go near her maybe three times a year. In January of 2013My...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 Mar 29

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    All my life my mothers always enjoyed a drink - but the last few years I've noticed her drinking more and more often whilst on her own at night, after work. Ok, so she may not...
    ashfayehunter ashfayehunter 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    recall that i have really low social skills, i didn't know what to say, or how to empathize. this few months, i realise another thing, im lack of. i can't tell, whether i should...
    fien fien 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    She keeps her cat litter box under the kitchen table and never cleans it. She also keeps her dog chained to the kitchen table and never lets it loose. It pees and poops on the...
    GoldiiLock GoldiiLock 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    So I remember reading this happened to someone else in this experience group. But my birthday is tomorrow. I've had no contact with my narcissistic mother for a few months. Right...
    Tabetha7 Tabetha7 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    My mother has been an alcoholic since I was very little. I've seen a lot of things that can not be unseen. Since I was 12 years old, I've practically raised my sister. My mom got...
    sweetsarahxo sweetsarahxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm wondering if anyone else experienced this, I'm an only child and my mother use to force me to stay in the house and play alone until I started highschool, even then she tried...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I guess eating for next month and half gone to be battle mother just said to stop eating her food as i have no money yet! Eating is gone to be unlikely ! Oh the joys of parents...
    Taz1995 Taz1995 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    recently I had another mental breakdown while I was sick causing my mother to offer to take off work for 2 months. our relationship seemed to be getting better for about 2 weeks...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    2014 with MIL so far, At the start of the year, MIL is now calling relatives and friends a lot with messages about not being alive much longer. End of January she is now doing...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Hi, I'm looking for advice! My mum has been an alcoholic for as along as I can remember and also battles depression. I have helped her and supported her for years when no one else...
    12344321han 12344321han 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31