I Live With a Bipolar Mate

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 23 People

    Taking Care Of #1

     When I met my husband his close friends asked me if I knew about his anxiety disorder.  I didn't have the knowledge, nor did they, that anxiety was a symptom of his bipolar.  I was convinced, delusional, that my love and support would fix him.  The lost puppy...
    LanaT LanaT
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2009

    I Am So Stuck

    How can i sit here and try to make excuses for myself. Am i so weak, and i thought i was getting stronger. Am i pressuring myself too much, or am i not putting enough on myself. I watch my life, passing by, and i am looking at how unhappy i am here, and how happy i can be...
    ss2012 ss2012
    36-40, F
    Apr 8, 2012

    I Don't Know How To Help Anymore

    My spouse ( we are not married) is bipolar and suffers from manic depression as well.  We have been together for many years and have children.  I have been here, helped him, went to doctors appts and mainly i thought for years it was me who was crazy.  I thought, this is life...
    ss2012 ss2012
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Feb 13, 2012

    Am I Just Making Excuses?

     Chris is bipolar+. The 'plus' means he has other personality and social disorders as well. Part of the reason that I have stayed with him is that I keep thinking, "he has a medical condition". But shouldn't he be using the resources available to him (meds...
    genzero genzero
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2008

    Its One Thing to Call the Devil, Another to See Him Coming

    I live with Satan.  I also live with a loving, caring man who would do anything for me..except skip a drink  or take medication for any "so call reason."  When I first met him he concealed the little alchoholic factor...I found that out about 6 months...
    Istheresomethingwrongwithme Istheresomethingwrongwithme
    4 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    Looking for someone to listen

    and help me know what to do - I think I met my bf when he was in manic state. He was very sexually active, told me he was in love with me, and moved across the country to live with me after 3 months of long distance dating. Once he moved here he withdrew. Hid downstairs and was...
    adr1979 adr1979
    36-40, F
    Feb 6, 2014

    Living With Bipolar Is a Challenge

    Diagnosing Michael was hard enough I thought, but living with this monster of an illness is the hard part. Not only is Michael bipolar, but our son was diagnosed as well. Both of them think that they can control their illness and don't need medications. this is typical of...
    route44gal route44gal
    5 Responses Jun 11, 2008

    Dr. Jeckyl And Mr. Hyde.

    I live with both..they are one in the same. My husband is bi polar and a paranoid schzophrenic (sp?). I never know what mood he will be in from min to the next. He is unmedicated and refuses to to take anything at all. I try to talk to friends and family and all they can say is...
    Noone7686 Noone7686
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 3, 2012
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