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I Married Bipolar

I married someone who is BiPolar 127 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    For all of you fighting this,

    I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression and bipolar http://bipolar2medstudent.blogspot.com/
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My husband and I got married because I was pregnant with our daughter, which was fine, but neither of us really wanted to get married. Our families pressured us into it (both are...
    katinbell katinbell 22-25, F 8 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Growing up I never understood bipolar and still don't. If you are reading this and you want answers I can not give them, but if your story is the same as mine. Please leave the...
    pedgy1 pedgy1 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I met my wife when she was 18 and I was 26. She was this petite, gorgeous redhead with beautiful hazel, almond-shaped eyes. She literally struck me dumb! We were both working for a...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    :( that's all I want in life it's my dream to get married and have kids I can't we it happening but I have pland what I would really like the wedding to be like but the girl gets a...
    Rossthayer Rossthayer 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Im type 2, moderate with no psychosis.Don't confuse bipolar disorder with BPD because that's abbreviation for borderline personality disorder, (although they sometimes go together...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    This is back to the beginning days when I was constantly being forforced back into the psych ward... “Sure i’m emotional, but how can my very personality be wrong? My very...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    To be honest I think everyone is little bipolar but there are some people that truly struggle with being bipolar.
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I was put on lamictal-25mgs-a small dose in 2012. Have bipolar one. Changed my life-for the better. Was having..800 mood swings a day..slowly upped through out the years to 100mgs...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Bipolar disorder is the hardest thing about my life. I still don't understand why I feel the way I do, I just pretend to. I can never sleep & it makes me physically ill. The only...
    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 Oct 5

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    Bipolar's got me feeling okay again & my friends think I'm insane for breaking down 1 minute then being okay the next... What's new though?
    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I remember as a little girl hiding in the closet because she was mad at me. I just couldn't figure out why. I learned as an adult after she had Alzheimer's and was committed to a...
    KimR71 KimR71 41-45, F Oct 13

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    My bipolar is so difficult to deal with. The rapid cycling of up and down, up and down, up and down, every day is wearing me out so badly that the years have taken their toll on...
    myhiker myhiker 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    How do you know if your bipolar? One day I'm happy, next day the world is over .. Is that me just being crazy?
    dsasl dsasl 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I've not been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but I think I am. just 20 minutes I felt sad and wanted to die and now I feel pretty good. Not happy but i'm not sad.
    thatgirlsophia thatgirlsophia 18-21, F Oct 15

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    This is unfortunately a true story... Snap! My eyes open and a blinding fluorescent light stings my eyes. I try to sit up in the dizzy haze I was in, only to realize my arms and...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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