2 Bipolar People In My Life
I have 2 stories. One is successful and the other not. I met my ex at 18 and we married at 21. He began to show signs of the disease but even as a nurse love
is blind. I worked while he went to med school and became a doctor. He was self medicating all the while with drugs of every sort on the sly for years. I begged him to go to a psychiatrist but he would not-ever. He liked the mania too much. He developed many other mental disorders over the past 30 years because he only thinks he needs to stay sober now. He lost many great positions and ailienated his family after he left us. He has been married many times,been arrested for sexual indecent behavior and has ruined is life.
The next story is about our daughter that also is bipolar. Fortunately her dad was not in her life much since he left 29 years ago. I view pschiatry like any other medical field and got her help asap after she started to have problems at16 years old. She did not have a taboo against mental problems like her dad does. Once diagnosed with BP disorder and after 4 years of finding the best drug combo she is more "normal" than most people. The thing is she got help and took her meds religiously and allowed me to help during the process. She is a successful classical Musician,attends Harvard grad school and no one has a clue she is bipolar. She takes her meds always because she says she does not want to turn out like her father. So there is a sliver lining to every cloud. God Bless and Hope for all affected by this genetic disease.