I Married Bipolar

I married someone who is BiPolar 136 People

    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
    1 Response May 17, 2008

    I am not perfect, nobody is.

    My partner stuck through it with my while I fought a hideous, emotionally, mentally, and financially crippling custody battle against my attorney ex husband to keep my children safe right in the beginning of our relationship. I am forever indebted and grateful to him for that...
    Myusername1984 Myusername1984
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    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
    1 Response Mar 31, 2009

    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

    I have a bipolar wife

    and I don't know how to deal with it.
    Mattymingles Mattymingles
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    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
    10 Responses May 14, 2013

    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
    1 Response Apr 11, 2010

    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
    4 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    Tired Of The Many Mood Swings

    ladynisi ladynisi
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

    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

    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
    3 Responses Dec 7, 2010


    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

    I married my wife almost 27 years ago.

    Over the years she has done some pretty out of character things. I guess the first time was after we were married about 5 years. My daughter was about a year old. We had just visited friends in England. We were home for about two months and my wife wanted to quit her job and...
    shohawk shohawk
    46-50, M
    Feb 26, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2011

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jun 12, 2007

    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
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2008

    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

    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


    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
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    MY Bipolar Help Drive My Wife Away

    KEVIN1971 KEVIN1971
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

    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
    6 Responses Jul 29, 2010

    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
    4 Responses May 30, 2008

    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449
    22-25, F
    Mar 27, 2015

    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
    1 Response Nov 15, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2010

    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...
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2008

    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
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2008

    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
    1 Response May 17, 2012

    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
    9 Responses Jun 12, 2008

    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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