I'm Convinced My Spouse Is Bipolar
I have been married to my husband for 2 1/2 years and to be honest I married him because he was the life of the party, do anything for anybody,always cracking jokes, and a hard worker. He always been able to stay up for days on end and then go into coma like sleep but I always chalked it up to his military training or work schedule. He becomes super focused with a project and cannot be stopped even to eat. Things were getting a little dicey between us this past year because he was working way too much and in the same breath started talking about having kids. I kind of freaked out because with his "I going to do 20 things at once" thinking I have had to adapt by taking care of the house on my own. Calling people to complete unfinished house products, take care of the finances,etc. Although I really want children, a kid would just add to my work load.
A few months ago, he was cheated out of money by a business partner and chose to leave the company (read "no paycheck for the last few months"). Since then the "ups & downs" have been worse, lately he only wakes up for a couple of hours says he has a headache and goes back to bed. I am a mental health proffesional so even though I felt like I was at work I attempted an intervention a couple days ago. I explained how I felt and that I was frustrated that he has not attempted to call a doctor or start working. This did prompt him to have 2 days of activity and he even got outside a little bit (he had not left the house in 3 days), however he stayed up all night yesterday and is still asleep today at 8:30pm. It's a little lonely here and I feel that it is difficult to share my situation with our close friends because I would be betraying him somehow. I hope things can change.