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Dealing with BiPolar

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy Dealing with BiPolar

My son's girlfriend has finally been seen and diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. For the last year she has lived in my home due to disagreements with her mother. The girl's episodes have grown progressively manic for the last few months and I was successful in getting her mother to realize just how severe these episodes have become. Saturday night she went into such a rage she was pulling hair out by handfuls, yelling and screaming at everyone and her mother came to get her.

I'm at my wits ends now. My son is dealing with the grief and pain of seeing his girlfriend fall apart time and again. We all in my home need a break as his girlfriend begins medication and counseling. The girl has only been out of my home for 48 hours and she is trying hard to have a melt down saying we are abandoning her by not letting her come back her just yet. I have told her and her mother we need a break to calm ourselves and to gain back our own sense of sanity.

Tensions are rising as this poor girl is building herself up again. I'm tired. I need some days of peace in my life again without anger, depression, yelling screaming, and uncontrolled emotions from this girl and her mother needs to have a go at helping this girl cope. It has been months since I said she needed help.

The girl's mother, aunt, and grandmother are all on medication for bipolar and I'm the one left feeling guilty when I say please help us have some peace for a while because it's been too long here since it has been around.

How do I handle this situation? Do I let this girl back into my home so quickly? Am I being heartless in asking for her to become a bit more stable first?

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