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I Married Bipolar

I married someone who is BiPolar 127 People

    Just Diagnosed.

    My husband and I met 5 and a half years ago. We are both still young. I am 22 and he is 25. We love each other dearly and about a year ago he was diagnosed bi polar. We have had a rough relationship. This diagnosis has helped alot though because I now have a reason for alot of...
    msdvd msdvd 22-25 Apr 10, 2008

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    Am I a Sucker?

    My wife and I met five years ago when we were both 35 years old. She told me on our first date that she was a rapid cycling bipolar but had not been hospitalized in more than a year. I was not 100% sure what "rapid cycling bipolar" meant, or what it would mean for me...
    tym tym 36-40 4 Responses May 30, 2008

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    Bipolar Me And My Family Broken

    my story may be the same as eveyone elses. i had been married for twenties years. to a really wonderful man. imperfect but a good man just the same. i got preganat five months into our marraige and needless to say i was not ready nor di i want a child so soon. and nither did my...
    terry1962 terry1962 46-50 3 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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    Wife Is Bipolar And Borderline Personality Disorder...still Stand By My Vows.

    Contrary to what we have been through and what many have said, I'm still committed and love my wife. Throughout our 20 year marriage there has always been something unusual in my wife's behavior. Odd and just down right hateful to say the least, however I have always been there...
    drewtexas drewtexas 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    Hi

    i am married to someone who is bi polar , I do not know a lot about the disease except for the mood swings and the highs and lows . That is why I joined this group to learn more .
    marthatalley9 marthatalley9 26-30, F Apr 21, 2012

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    My Bi Polar GF Wants Kids???

    I've been living with someone with BiPolar disorder for 3 years. She loves me very much, I know this for sure, but the ups and downs are so drastic. She's now taking lamotragine, which has definitely helped level things off a bit... but the problem is. I just keep playing the...
    FallingIn FallingIn 36-40, M 4 Responses May 19, 2013

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    Loneliness In Bp Marriage

    What does one do about the loneliness in a BP marriage? Any advice? Twenty-years of very difficult marriage, virtually all responsibility for earning income, paying bills, maintaining hearth and home, not to mention monitoring my wife's ever-changing state of mind/mood falls on...
    Babino Babino 41-45 6 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    The Bipolar ********

    I met my wife a year and a half ago. She was dating a friend of mine, we met, hit it off; the rest as they say is history. I knew she was bipolar and borderline when I met her, but there was something about her. I couldn't let go. Yes, she was a ******** at a local club. Didn't...
    loki loki 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    50 Million Moods

    I met my husband my freshman year at college. He was fun and exciting, loved trying new things and was always nudging me to try a new food or adventure. As someone sort of shy, he was the kind of person I longed to be. In our sophmore year, he went through a very low period, he...
    vivalavida vivalavida 31-35 1 Response May 17, 2008

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    Just Not Sure...

    My husband and I will be married for two years in November.  I knew my husband was bipolar before we were married.  Lately it seems that he is in negative state of mind.  Everything is negative, always sad, and just generally very negative to himself.  I...
    tdd tdd 26-30 2 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    My Last Year, In A Nutshell

    I have been with my husband for almost 10 years and I am just now beginning to realize exactly how bad it is, even though the last year with him was one of our best, overall. I used to feel like I was an addiction to him - now I understand better - I am his rock, I am the one...
    zacem zacem 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    My wife is bipolar. She can not work

    because of the side effects of all her meds. She is also constantly dealing with one physical issue after another. For the last few years it's been chronic bladder pain. Not to take anything away from what she's going through (because I've been there through it all for more than...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Deployed and Trying to Help Her Fight It

    I'm in the military and my fiancee has bipolar. I have depression and anxiety disorder. When we're together our issues are very calm and manageable but while I'm deployed it's been very hard on both of us. Sometimes she get's really bad with her lows and it seems like she's going...
    sterlingsinner sterlingsinner 22-25 1 Response Mar 31, 2009

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    Understanding the Spouse Who Is Bi-polar

    My husband is Bi-Polar.  On our first date, he told me and it did not scare me away.  I work in the Mental Health Field, so I was aware of what his diagnosis meant.  Within 3 months of being married, he had minor surgery.  The pain medication pushed  him...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 9 Responses Jun 12, 2008

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    Tired

    After nearly 20 years of marriage, some good some not, my wife - whom had a brief relapse after 23 years of sobriety last summer - was diagnosed bipolar. The doctor told her nearly every person with addiction problems he saw suffered from bipolar. Dual diagnosis. She is taking...
    Weary Weary 46-50 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    Bi Polar Or Borderline Personality Disorder Husband.

    It has been a 4 year roller coster ride and now I don't know who is crazy. we have moved 6 times, 4 or which we have been evicted due to the fact that he does not do well with money and a steroid addiction. He has decided on the spur of the moment 4 times now that it's not going...
    DreamGyrl33 DreamGyrl33 31-35, F May 31, 2012

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    My Wife

    The love of my life is mildly bipolar....and she also has BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) which complicates matters. She is a wonderful woman with a big heart and sweet soul, and I love her with all that I am. It pains me to see when she has a crash (yes even on meds it...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    I Married a Bipolar

    when i first met my husband he was a happy man with lots of dreams . he was in med school studying to be a doctor . we  got married and then we argued everyday about spending money. after about a year , he became depressed .then he became paranoid  then he went into...
    jessinpain jessinpain 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 12, 2007

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    Being Bipolar Ruins Everything But It Doesn't Have To If People Would Understand

    I have been married 4 times!  Each husband knew I was bipolar and said oh sure I know what that is, I understand while we were dating.  When we got married and I would get manic they DIDN'T understand.  They didn't bother to understand my need to spend money and be...
    gigi1982 gigi1982 46-50 3 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    I Married A Woman That Is Bi-polar

    I was married on April 09,2009.Everything was good for a month.Then My wife started accusing Me of affairs,became very possessive & jealous. I would ask,"How could I have an affair......if You are always with Me?" I remember Her telling Me,She had been in a battered womens...
    Ricky28777 Ricky28777 36-40 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    What Do I Do Now?

    This is my very first time entering this site, so forgive me in advance for rambling.  I recently got diagnosed about a year ago now. I have actually had this disease all my life now that I know what it is.  However, I have been married now for 8 years and I believe I...
    KELLBELLEY KELLBELLEY 36-40 3 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    As Far As I Can Tell

    The psychologist never admitted it and the psychiatrist didn't say it, but I wondered about my husband being bipolar for some time when the doctor finally rx'ed him depakote.  Before the depakote, he was repeatedly diagnosed with ADD and depression and put on Wellbutrin...
    zacem zacem 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2008

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    MY Bipolar Help Drive My Wife Away

    BIPOLAR SUCKS IT IS A BAD BAD MAN THAT LIVES IN ME I TALK NICE ONE TIME THE OTHER IM A ******* I TAKE 300MG OF LITIUM AND I STILL HAVE A BAD TIME WITH IT MY WIFE IS GONE AND KIDS TO AND THAT DOES NOT HELP THING IM SORRY FOR THIS BUT HAD TO GET IT OUT THANK YOU.
    KEVIN1971 KEVIN1971 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Tired Of The Many Mood Swings

    I AM A 40 YEAR WIFE AND MOM WITH TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN WHO DON'T DESERVE MY MANY MOOD SWINGS.  I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BI-POLAR ABOUT 9 YEARS AGO.  I MET A WONDERFUL MAN AFTER EXISTING IN A VERY DESTRUCTIVE LIFESTYLE AND GOT PREGNANT.  IT SEEMS LIKE WITH THE...
    ladynisi ladynisi 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    My Story

    Well she seemed pretty "normal"  but then so did I (i think) we met and married with in a few months. sh knew she was depressed but it wasnt til we had been married almost a year and we ended up getting divorced. then she was diagnosed with BPD....I just thought she...
    doccornejo doccornejo 36-40 1 Response Apr 11, 2010

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    I Think It May Be Happening Again.

    My wife, I've known her for 12 years, we've been married for 8 years. Almost 3 years ago she was diagnosed Atypical Bipolar by 2 seperate psychs. She had never been depressed, she was always upbeat. Her mother was sick for a very long time. That's when little things started...
    DeadMonikor DeadMonikor 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    Can't Leave Bp Wife, She Is Too Sick To Survive On Her Own

    Over the last half of our 28 years, my wife has slowly descended into a terrible psychosis that doctors can't help, especially since she (more and more frequently) will not take her meds. She has asked me to move out on 2 occasions - the 1st time she thought I was in league...
    drfranko drfranko 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    Married to Bipolar

    Like alot of people I didnt know that my husband is bipolar in the beginning of our relationship. Until after 5 years later that he got diagnosed and started on his first medication. He has been on medication ever since.  But not too long ago my mom passed away, I went away...
    iluvu iluvu 26-30 3 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    My Husband Is Bipolar

    I met my husband while I was in college 10 years ago.  We've been together ever since.  He was always that man that wanted everyone to have fun.  Since College, we moved several times and ended up in my home state.   About a year after we got married...
    BocaKel BocaKel 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2008

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    Married With Kids

    Im 31 years old and have been married 12 years to my husband who suffers from bipolar disorder. I never wanted to bring kids into the situation but he desperately wanted kids. So after seven years of asking we now have a five yr old and a 1.5 yr old. Things have become...
    Bbiskupovich Bbiskupovich 31-35 1 Response Nov 15, 2010

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    Final Advice 2 You , RUN From Bipolar Spouse. Never Look Back

    Bipolar divorce occurs in an alarming 90 % of marriages in which one partner is suffering from bipolar disorder. That's why ,new law should be passed saying, Bipolar person will not be allowed to get marriage license OR, a Bipolar person can marry only other Bipolar person. A...
    MonirZaman MonirZaman 41-45, M 6 Responses May 14, 2013

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    I Married a Bipolar

    Didn't know at the time....she wasn't diagnosed until after 20 yrs.  Lousy medical care, lots of suffering....but lots of fun and joy too. Most information available is on the patient for the patient, not the caregiver.  I've been there, seen it all. How about you...
    patience patience 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2006

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    I'm Not Sure Anymore.

    I'm married to a man that just got diagnosed bipolar. Our fights are vicous, and horrible. They never end. I'm not sure medication will help or if its worth it? I love him, but the doctor said it will escalate and get worse with time. I am tired of living in this drama, life...
    surfaces surfaces 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Just Hanging On

    The post by iluvu was absolutely right about the part that you have to remember and love the true person they are inside. I did not know about my husband's illness when we married and I ended up diagnosing him (depression) and getting help a couple of years into our...
    seekingsunshine seekingsunshine 41-45 4 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    My Story Title, Oh I Mean, Is This Thing On?

    I married a Bipolar, wait a minute, I am the Bipolar. Does this disorder raise hell with your marriage? Yep. It is a nasty game we are forced to play. Diagnosed, on medication, eat right, exercise, sleep adequately you can find long periods of sanity. But what is fun about...
    72935opensit 72935opensit 56-60, M Sep 24, 2012

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    My school wants me to talk at the mental health assembly about my story. I am not sure what to talk about. I remember when I first started showing symptoms. When I was 13 I was a...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 5 Responses Dec 12

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    I have a boyfriend who I think has bipolar disorder. He has mood swings, depressions and tendencies to isolate himself. When he is in good mood, he's very sweet and he adores me...
    cutejny cutejny 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 30

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    Let me start the post by saying thank you to BrokenOneX here on ep. She said she suspects I'm bipolar so I did some research and I have more than enough signs proving her...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Dec 7

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    I married a bipolar man, I feel so lonely and depressive now. I was so happy before and I'm not stronger woman that I used to be!
    LatinWoman1 LatinWoman1 31-35, F 15 Responses Dec 9

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    It bites hard. Meds made it worse. And heart attacks on seroquel. But they can debate diagnosis. Was in phoenix. Had a doctor. He left. New doctor came. She...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 24

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    I'm at a strange place in my life right now. I've spent the last 20 years battling bipolar disorder type 1. I know a lot of people are misdiagnosed and bipolar, especially type 2...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    It seems like everyone has an opinion on my relationship; what it is, what it isn't, what's wrong with it and what I should be doing differently. The thing is, most people don't...
    MintedLeaves MintedLeaves 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My younger brother has bipolar disorder, he's also my best friend in the entire world and one of the sweetest, most intelligent people I know. ❤️❤️ it has been an...
    pipeandbook pipeandbook 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2010 and was hospitalized once because of it. i'm feeling a lot better since then cuz I've been on medication. but I still doubt if I really have...
    kk52314 kk52314 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Bipolar 2. Not as bad as Bipolar 1, and so I just wanted to say I feel for those who have BP 1...
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I AM AND I AM NOT AFRAID TO USE IT lol just kidding but like really i am Bipolar like, really :)
    jadelynthompson jadelynthompson 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Ok. Too bipolar to read posts. Again. And too dark to go write. Dang mood swings.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 24

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    I've known I've had depression for the past fourteen years but only just discovered I have bipolar depression last year when I went manic and started doing crazy **** that almost...
    rpg456 rpg456 51-55, M Nov 26

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    How many of you are surprised by this?Good! Thats exactly how I want to break this stigma over mental illness.As MrHeartaFire I have been struggling to see if I should share my...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 2

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    Hi bipolar thing Can I I just feel one emotion for one day?! Not be in 8 moods in 7hrs. I don't wanna smile at people then turn around and be the devil I don't want to push away...