Trying to Hold OnWhen I married my husband 4 years ago I thought he had major depressive disorder that was under medication. I have a less severe case of depression so I thought I understood it. As it turns out, he has been diagnosed since with bipolar type two disorder. He can be very irritable and very sullen. It has almost completely worn me down. I'm trying to hang on in my marriage and I think he will work with me on it, but I'm not sure how capable he is to do so. In any event, I need to figure out how to stay married (I love him and we have two small children) without feeling 1) like a martyr or 2) the intense emotional downers he brings into our marriage. I just thought maybe this place could help.
MsMagnolia - I don't know what to tell you except that your safety and well-being and that of your children (if you have any) is most important. I'm lucky because my husband admits his illness and takes his medication. Please do what you must to take care of yourself.