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I Live With Unmedicated Bipolar Spouse

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    2 Bipolar People In My Life - I have 2 stories. One is successful and the other not. I met my ex at 18 and we married at 21. He began to show signs of the disease but even as a...
    gbingvd gbingvd 51-55 3 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    Having Troubles - Hi everyone, i am living with a significant other that has decided as of 3 weeks ago to stop taking meds. These few weeks have been interesting because as time...
    xyzz1234 xyzz1234 46-50, F May 26, 2012

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    Having read the various accounts here, I have to say they sound incredibly familiar - even though my ex was undiagnosed, the behaviors here are so typical that if she saw a Doctor...
    TDH1980 TDH1980 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Looking For A Friend - I know that my first entry was a little all over the place. I would really appreciate someone to talk to. I am totally in love with my wife, I just sometimes...
    haplessromantic haplessromantic 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Almost At the End of Our Marriage - He is the most wonderful man in the world and then at a moments notice, when I do something "wrong" he launches into a big belittling...
    frozennorth frozennorth 46-50 3 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    On and Off, In and Out For 18 Years - "I don't want to be a husband or dad anymore." The words haunt me, because I know after the manic cycle, it will be the same old...
    priehl priehl 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    A Nightmare - I met this man,41, and he was wonderful while courting me then once he came to visit,it seemed his moods were very drastic from happy to extreme depression to the...
    casey5240 casey5240 31-35 2 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    Im The Unmedicated Spouse - I dont want to take the medicine because it makes me fat.
    Matt2004 Matt2004 31-35 Aug 14, 2012

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    I could really use some prayer today. I'm very nervous. My husband is diagnosed bipolar and we have been married for 3 years. His family has blamed his unhappiness on me from the...
    Deyaalvizo Deyaalvizo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Wishing My Husband Would See A Doctor - I have been with my husband over 10 years. Feels like a constant roller coaster and I feel as if I'm always walking on egg shells. He has...
    Sammid11 Sammid11 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    I have bipolar 1 and have recently come off olanzapine 20mg as I have a heart condition. I'm also taking Depakote 500mg twice daily but I don't know if that will stop me from...
    ADB60 ADB60 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Should I Have Hope? - I love my husband very much. We were married 5 years ago and the first 2 years were pretty good. In year 3 I started finding out he was flirting with other...
    IamFeeFee IamFeeFee 31-35 6 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    BP Spouse In Denial; I Need To Practice More Self Control. - Hello, My experience living with an unmedicated bipolar spouse is in its infancy. I don't know how long it will...
    gibsonmouse gibsonmouse 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Help - Hello I guess I am here to feel not so alone. I do not know why I am still married to my unmedicated bp/borderline husband. After almost 8 years being together and married...
    Angar Angar 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    Increasingly Difficult To Get Along - After being married for 15 years my wife had a psychotic episode which was diagnosed as bipolar disorder. She has been getting along...
    0pp0 0pp0 51-55, M May 30, 2012

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    The Bucket Of Love For My Bipolar Partner Ended Up Empty - I asked all the right questions and got all the right answers, next thing I was living with a very beautiful, sexy...
    zooney zooney 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    This Is A New Relationship And I Have No Idea How To Handle It! - In a new relationship with a bipolar man. He has been diagnosed but isn't taking medication. I feel very much...
    amazon77 amazon77 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    Help - I found out over a year ago that my 25 yr common law spouse was bipolar. I don't mean to be cruel here but I can deal with the lows and depressed periods. When he gets manic...
    Tretor Tretor 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    I Had To Have Him Comitted - Im so sad i just got back from the hospital and hes so mad at me i just spent 6 hours in the emergency room the night before because my husband went...
    starlight9 starlight9 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    Bipolar And Religion - My fiance has been diagnosed Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder for over 20 years. For the past two years she has not been taking medication...
    Cascade163 Cascade163 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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    Your Love Is Not Enough... - I met my husband through his bio mother.We are both adopted,just by coincidence.I knew his mom for quite a while and I realized from the things she had...
    idontknowanymore38 idontknowanymore38 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2009

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    Why Does He Always Run Away?.... - i have been with my fiancé on and off 8 years now.... i am 25 and he is about to be 27. we have a beautiful 7 month old baby girl together as...
    kenziesmommy kenziesmommy 26-30 5 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    I Live With A Monster ! - I have been living with my boyfriend for 6 years now and I should have left when I experienced the first Bipolor episode but I didnt. Now I have a 2year...
    frusteratedone frusteratedone 41-45 3 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    My Partner Is.... - Each year for the past 16 years its gotten harder and harder to live with him.  When we're with other people and he's 'up' he's waaaayyyyyyy 'up'. ...
    Dodgypj Dodgypj 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Husband Is Bipolar - my husband is bipolar and i'm on the edge of insanity. anytime the children or i try to spend time with him he gets angry. he refuses to help with our two...
    chris87m chris87m 22-25 4 Responses Jul 30, 2010

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    Bipolar Ex-girlfriend - I'm a twenty-eight year old male who recently broke up with my thirty-eight year old girlfriend. I met her at work. We had been dating for about four months...
    Robb82 Robb82 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    I Did - After 13 years I could take no more. It is like living in the most depressing out of control hell around. Nothing makes sense. It is a crazy ****** up world. When the...
    cemev cemev 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 23, 2010

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    "Self-Medicated" Apathetic Bipolar - A part of me feels like a whiner for even bringing this up, especially after seeing what others are struggling with. My husband is loving...
    smtnzoo smtnzoo 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    God Help Me! - I am married almost 2 yrs with a 1 yr old and my 2 prior children, 8 and 4. My husband is unmedicated and bipolar. Its so hard for me because while as the spouse you...
    withGodshelp withGodshelp 31-35, F 2 Responses May 21, 2013

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    Support System Needed. - To make a long story short: I met my fiancé in March of 2012 while I was searching for family in the Middle East. He was on a teaching contract and we...
    jvkmusica jvkmusica 31-35 May 19, 2013

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    Love Worth Living. - My name is Becky, I have been married for 5 years and we have been together for over 20 years. We have 5 kids. My husband has untreated bi-polar disease.
    Bleaf Bleaf 31-35 5 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    Having Trouble Dealing -  My boyfriend of a year and half has bipolar disorder and has terrible manic episodes. I don't live with him but i'm still having trouble coping...
    AG02 AG02 18-21 2 Responses Nov 8, 2008

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    I Am Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - My unmedicated bipolar husband has been in Amsterdamn for work for a week and a half. Unfortunately for my small children and me he has not called nor...
    Angar Angar 36-40, F Dec 11, 2012

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    Wander In Anger - The amount of years almost doesn't matter, (7...2 years of marriage) the problems come round and round. Everything is light and dazzle in each others love...
    waveplace waveplace 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Leaving--Right Or Wrong - My name is Min and husband is also a Bipolar. We have been married for four years and have a 16 month old baby girl. I am the only one taking all the...
    Min913 Min913 31-35 2 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    Married And Unhappy - I've been married to my husband for 8yrs. It hasn't been an easy road for me but my constant sacrifices make it easy for him. When we first met he moved in...
    Married2extreme Married2extreme 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    Trying To Find A Solution - My fiance is un-medicated and diagnosed with bipolar 1, he is a joy to be around but clings to me 24/7, he says that he feels the most depressed when I...
    hulalovestwostep hulalovestwostep 22-25 6 Responses May 30, 2012

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    Newlyweds Sleeping Alone - My husband and I have been married for 2 months. I have 2 teenagers and he has 2 little girls without a mommy. I am the mom to these girls but he...
    Terriblyconfused1 Terriblyconfused1 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    Enough Is Enough - am misserable.i finally told him his morally insulting values,temporary or not are somthing i cant be with,and the lying and abuse.ofcourse hes gonna try to...
    rachael23invermont rachael23invermont 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    Help Me .... - Please help me ! This is the first time I ever came out and spoke to someone I been living like this for the last 8 years and I am so tired of it I am physical...
    Feb 10, 2013

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    Newbie Seeking Advice - I have been with my husband now for 7 years, married for 6 and our relationship has been "different" from the start. When we started dating it was a...
    srk05100 srk05100 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    Will I Be Able To Continue This Trust? - Its been a year i m married to a man i love though it was an arrange marriage but yesterday when he said he can't live without me now i was...
    vedanshi vedanshi 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    At The End Of My Rope... - My husband and I will be married 10 years on the 31st of this month.  It has been a very rough 10 years. First off my name is Christina; I'm 31.. My...
    LaceyAnnLance LaceyAnnLance 31-35 7 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    I'm Convinced My Spouse Is Bipolar - I have been married to my husband for 2 1/2 years and to be honest I married him because he was the life of the party, do anything for anybody...
    Blanca30 Blanca30 31-35 22 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    A Healing Journey - Hi there all you beautiful people  :) Eight years ago i knew that the man i had fallen in love with had dramatic mood swings. I knew basic psychology...
    MandyGabriel MandyGabriel 44, F 4 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    We Control His Bipolar Tendencies With Diet. - My husband married a health nut.  Lucky for him!  We're able to control his mood swings and attitudes with diet. ...
    DianneW DianneW 56-60 8 Responses May 29, 2008

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    God Bless You Guys, I Understand Finally! - So my mom suggested I find a support group because I have a weird husband.hahahaha. It's like a light opened in my head after reading...
    Lynn79 Lynn79 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    Nothing New To Say - There isn't anything in the past couple of years that I have said that I feel like I need to repeat or say again. Living with, even being separated from him...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 3 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    I Think My Husband Is Bi-Polar - I've been with my husband for 9 years, married for 7 (anniversary is in a few weeks). We have a 4 year old daughter. When we were dating, I found...
    butterfly1935 butterfly1935 36-40 3 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    Living With Bipolar - My wife suffers from Bipolar Depretion for the past year, to top it all we lost our house and is currently in a very bad economic state which just makes it...
    Bipolarhubby Bipolarhubby 41-45, M 7 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    My Husband"s Bipolar - I'm married to a bipolar man. It's been 18 years now. And it has been hell. Drugs and alcohol was how he self medicated.He's been to rehab so many...
    churchlady07 churchlady07 46-50 2 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    I Am Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Part 2 - I called and confronted my BP husband 2 days before he was to arrive back home. He would not come clean even though I could hear deceit clearly...
    Angar Angar 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2012