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I Have An Unmedicated Bipolar Mother

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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 and I were raised solely by our mother. From the time I can remember, my mother had terrible anger issues. While on her bipolar 'highs', she was...
    dramaforlife dramaforlife 18-21 5 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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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 surgery so haven't been able to walk for over 2 months. I'm her only child and there's no one around to help and no money since...
    burstyourbubble burstyourbubble 18-21 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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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 on not only me, but the rest of my family Aswell. Often in a family where the mother is undiagnosed as bipolar...
    Kendie11 Kendie11 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 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 i was being abused and sabotaged until i had my daughter and realised i could never treat her the way my mother treated me. My mother abandoned...
    seethalakshimichinniah seethalakshimichinniah 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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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 up everything and her mood turns into a disaster. Sometimes she even is violent to me. Then I must leave the house for at least 3...
    Remiko Remiko 18-21 7 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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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 back but lives as a hoarder. As a result when she did have custody of me we slept on a twin size mattress on our kitchen floor with roaches...
    TashTash TashTash 26-30 4 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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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 was when she said it was all my fault. I was only about 14. She didn't like my dad protecting me, loving me, she made him chose...
    SomeonesdaughterSomeonesmum SomeonesdaughterSomeonesmum 22-25 1 Response Jan 9

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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 don't know what to do. This is so exhausting. Someone please help, can't do this for much longer.
    powellbrianna powellbrianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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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 mine you figure everyone's mother is like that. I always tried to keep a low profile so that she wouldn't turn on me the way she did my...
    tinadanka tinadanka 31-35, F 1 Response May 17, 2010

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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 she put on her show hysterically manic and drunk going on and on and on about how she didn't abandon me as a child to how she will kill anyone who messes with me...
    griggspace griggspace 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 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 mine you figure everyone's mother is like that. I always tried to keep a low profile so that she wouldn't turn on me the way she did my...
    tinadanka tinadanka 31-35, F May 17, 2010

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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 grew up with her fits of anger and her depression. She was a wonderful and loving mother but she couldn't handle herself and her fits. There...
    sweetserenity22 sweetserenity22 22-25 May 23, 2012

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    "No One Knows"

     i always said to myself that i hated my mom, at least when she wo0uld go crazy. first let me explain my mother she addmitted to me at a young age that she had done every drug known and drank every type she could find along with her sister. her father died when she was my...
    giglebug giglebug 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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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 I don't seem to feel anything at all. Mom is more bad than good nowadays. She's only in her "up" mode a day...
    Helloansley Helloansley 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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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 possible. I am the youngest of 6 and the only sibling who is not a career criminal or addict. My Dad kidnapped me when I was...
    chrissyjo chrissyjo 31-35 5 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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 more and more bizarre recently. She had become paranoid and aggitated. She threw a potted plant at her daughter in law. She became...
    AuntKorn AuntKorn 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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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 of Foster homes and courts... I've never known her as anything but. Thankfully at age 13 I was sent to live with relatives which beck a difficult tug of war til I...
    Dorothyc Dorothyc 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 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 of payments for her. I used  to get every thing the grand kids needed for school. now im in debt up to the hilt. she has kicked...
    silky7dragon silky7dragon 51-55, F Aug 2, 2010

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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 phone. I called my sisters and father and grandmother and it took them a little longer to agree - they thought I was being critical of...
    planetBsixonetwo planetBsixonetwo 26-30 Aug 17, 2010

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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 it is that she has and when I did,I talked to her about it and suggested her to see a doctor.She completely disagreed...
    taw taw 16-18 5 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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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 one of her mental episodes yelling an screaming makeinf up situations she act like we should walk around wit out...
    atlantaboi0576 atlantaboi0576 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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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 make themselves whole? Suck us dry, turn us into raisins . . . leaving only a single steel chord of defiance, last and unbreakable piece, because as the role of...
    LikeSteel LikeSteel 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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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 brother and sister through and love her. I still have plans to leave at 18, but I still feel guilty about those thoughts...
    Iamstronghp Iamstronghp 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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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 to do.  All I have done for the past 4 days is research bipolar.  I feel like I found the dictionary on her.  ...
    Jewelz7 Jewelz7 36-40 13 Responses Jul 30, 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.  Some days that is fine but when it's bad, it's really bad.  My mother has, for as long as I can remember, had extremely depressive...
    anneomenous anneomenous 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 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 keep it in check. when My anger is provoked ( which is rarely) I literally see red. and then I just...
    AuntKorn AuntKorn 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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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 her she needs help because first of all I tried and second of all everything you say to her nice or not is an attack to her. In...
    coraliep74 coraliep74 22-25 2 Responses Jan 21

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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. It has been a roller coaster of emotions dealing with her. Being the oldest I have often had to parent my parent. My mom and...
    lisa2008boo lisa2008boo 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Dealing With It....

    I'm a teenager. i have a bipolar mother.... i have a hard time dealing with it and i just feel like i need to talk about it with someone, but not just anyone....i desperately need to talk about it with someone who actually understands. i feel like im just falling apart. i...
    VerticallyChallenged VerticallyChallenged 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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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 of having no love for her that chokes the words in my throat as I say it to anyone else or the fact that, that part of me...
    SomeonesdaughterSomeonesmum SomeonesdaughterSomeonesmum 22-25 2 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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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 it indirectly set the stage for my mother's antics. After months and months of hell we were down to the last two...
    tinadanka tinadanka 31-35, F 2 Responses May 17, 2010

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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 have no respect and that I am disgusting in every way. I would have agreed with her, had it not been for what...
    CrazyKitty03 CrazyKitty03 26-30, F 11 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    My mom is my best friend in so many ways. Yet, she seems to throw it all away in just one phone call. I moved out of out family home at 16 (24now) due to her constant manic modes...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Since about age 13, I've dealt with severely psychotic episodes and manic outbreaks from my mother. At first I thought that it was just unhappiness which stemmed from her becoming...
    hawksnester hawksnester 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    First of all, thank you for sharing; I can't imagine what would I have done without people in the same situation I am posting their stories, knowing I am not the only one, knowing...
    alinie alinie 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    So I have a MIL (mother in law) who loves me and appreciates me only when my father in law is around. Otherwise, she says mean comments, expects me to do all the unsavory chores at...
    Moteanu Moteanu 41-45, F a week ago

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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...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My mom means the world to me but when she gets in her moods she GETS in her moods I have three brothers and I am not playing victim when I say they don't get it as bad as I do, I...
    miraguey miraguey 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I've read up on symptoms and I match nearly all of them but I feel like if I go doctors they will just think I'm an idiot for pointing it out, can someone give me advice please I...
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I really need to get these things off my chest. Although my mother is insane, she has been there for me since day 1. BUT I cannot take her anymore. She is one of the most judgement...
    jnicmat22 jnicmat22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    The topic for this post should be endless. I'm being forced into motherhood to a baby I didn't give birth to. My 18 year old sister that lives in a women's home gave birth to a...
    Myeiaddiction Myeiaddiction 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    She is my ex-mother-in-law now, I saw her naked on several occasions. My ex and her family had always lived in a one bath household so false modesty was not something that could be...
    85sd 85sd 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am divorced from my children's father. The marriage was difficult and the divorce was worse. My ex stalked me, things got so bad I had a nervous breakdown. I am bi-polar and...
    cwiddi cwiddi 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    My mother constantly compares me to my older sister who got a full scholarship but she doesn't understand that I'm not the same person as my sister. I graduated a year early in...
    rachelalicelb rachelalicelb 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    hug deprived I am hug deprived. Being hug is something alien for me. I envy those who regularly hug by family, friends and colleague. I don't even know what to do when someone...
    fien fien 26-30, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I am 20 years old and my mother has been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember. She has a spilt personality when she's been drinking, she's very angry, aggressive and selfish...
    Bethy94 Bethy94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    My soon-to-be MIL has never really liked me. My fiancé's brother dated his ex for 4 years. They started dating 3 years before I met my guy. When I entered the family she was very...
    sweetpink16 sweetpink16 18-21, F Aug 5

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    My mom has a sixth sense. She always knows when I need her and she is always there for me. She always knows when I'm having a bad day. Today, I was in so much pain. I could barely...
    1MagicalMystery 1MagicalMystery 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I feel bad because when I look at my mom this is all I see. An addict. I honestly don't have any intimate thoughts or feelings toward my mom. I don't even like to hug her. That's...
    KeeWee812 KeeWee812 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    We argue over everything. There hasn't been a day in the past 3 years that we haven't argued once. I know the reason, but I can't say. Our relationship is so unstable it effects...
    Anon156 Anon156 22-25 1 Response