Love & Hate Part II
- This will be my third entry in this group...sad that I have this much to say about something so painful.
I have read over everyone's comments and I would just like to give a little more background to my story.
My Boyfriend not only has this disease but he spent the ages of 17-30 in prison. No he didn't kill anyone, he was actually sentenced incorrectly.
We were first loves when we were 14 years old, we broke up right before he went to prison. I never heard from him until 13 years later, he ran into my cousin in prison and got my address from him.
He wrote me and I wrote back, I was going through a divorce at the time. I researched his case and found out about the error. I sent his paperwork into the NC Prison Legal Services and quickly they released him.
Unbelievable, I know!
After all those years I never stopped loving him. I do love him very much. He doesn't have anyone else. His parents are kind of what you call clueless. They just sit in their perfect little home and as long as he's alive somewhere they are fine with it.
As far as the bipolar, he was diagnosed when he was 18, but in prison they are more about sedation and separation than treatment.
So, many things have happened to him. He spent 3 straight years in solitaire. Therapist say that if he wasn't already f***ed up then he was after that. Plus his only baby brother committed suicide on "mother's day" in 1996. He wasn't given the opportunity to even attend the services.
Because he's only been out for 2 1/2 years. He came straight out to me. We have had a little girl together. She's 1 and I know he loves her and me.
I try really hard to help him with all of this but He perceives me as the enemy when he has an episode. Things get broken, people get abused.
I just don't have it in me to leave him all alone. I love him with all of my heart.