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4support thank you for your response she is taking prozac but It doesn't appear to be helping much.

Rose, nice to hear from you again! No, I'm not divorced yet. but I also try to limit my contact with her. I am much better at letting her actions and comments roll off. The divorce will come I just want to make sure that I end with custody of the children. right now they are with me and I want to keep it that way, but around here the laws always favor the woman pretty much no matter what. I don't want things to get ugly. I do feel bad for her situation but I also hold her responsible for her actions and she realizes that she put herself in this position. She is very angry at the fact that I am not able to "just get over" what she did. I think she is in her own reality and in that reality having an affair and taking the kids away and not being there for me or offering emmotional support while my Father was sick and died is something that I should just get over and move on and be happy with her on her terms. Fun Fun Fun
Hi distroyed,

If she is truly bipolar, Prozac probably won't help, in fact it could even worsen the mania. I only saw a difference in my husband when he was prescribed lithium (mood stabilizer). He is now taking lithium and lamictal, along with anxiety meds as needed.

If you file for divorce and your wife is unstable, I would think that the children's best interest would be living with you. Even though she is their mother, it is my understanding that those decisions are based on what is in the best interest of the children. If she were well, that may be another thing. It may be obvious to everyone but her that she is not well. Either way, it's very saddening for everyone involved. I struggle all the time with how my children's father's mood swings affect them. I just hope that your wife can get the help she needs, and soon! Is there a way you can talk with her doctor and elaborate on the symptoms she's been having for so long?

One day at a time...

Hang in there,
4support
thanks for the support.
I tried to tell her that Prozac was not a good idea because it can push her into mania her responce was "ok Dr. Phil" and she is on Prozac I think because whenever she is at the Dr. she is depressed and they diag. her with depression. I don't think they get the whole story. I cant help anymore the other day she was angry with me for some reason, I think because their was a cloud in the sky or somthing like that, anyway she told me (shouted at me ) that I was the one who is sick I should be on meds and I have Bipolar and I should have been the one to go to the hospital. she called me some other choice words also. nothing new there although this time she did tell me she hated me. pretty mean after all the support and help I gave and all the time I took her in and comforted her when she was depressed. But I know how this works in a couple of days she will call me and act all sweet like nothing happened and want to do something together. I will confront her about her words and she will respond with either "I don't remember saying that" or my favorite " I sometimes say things I don't mean when I get angry"
it's the same thing over and over again hurt me then feel bad about hurting me.
Rose, she does not have access to my finances I already took care of that after she drove me to Bankruptsy, oh year the was another disaster from
"06" wo is me! kidding I don't feel bad for myself this is how I feel:dizzy:
[QUOTE=distroyed;3024567]4support thank you for your response she is taking prozac but It doesn't appear to be helping much.

Rose, nice to hear from you again! No, I'm not divorced yet. but I also try to limit my contact with her. I am much better at letting her actions and comments roll off. The divorce will come I just want to make sure that I end with custody of the children. right now they are with me and I want to keep it that way, but around here the laws always favor the woman pretty much no matter what. I don't want things to get ugly. I do feel bad for her situation but I also hold her responsible for her actions and she realizes that she put herself in this position. She is very angry at the fact that I am not able to "just get over" what she did. I think she is in her own reality and in that reality having an affair and taking the kids away and not being there for me or offering emmotional support while my Father was sick and died is something that I should just get over and move on and be happy with her on her terms. Fun Fun Fun

Dear Distroyed (you shouldn't mind the spelling error you've been living in an obtuse world) In regards to your comments regarding your pending divorce; let me say this, I thought the same thing; if I get a woman judge my child's cooked; he's going to be doomed to a life of confusion and abandonment. Let me offer some comfort to you told to me by an attorney friend. (Paraphgrased) Any judge that grants child custody to an unstable BP with any sort of record knows that they are jeopardizing their career. Second, when CPS makes a wrong move it makes the front page of the newspaper (we Americans love our children; the networks know this as well; ever see the shows where they catch internet child predators?) Third, we know that BP is an illness with definitive "symptoms", in other words, people are becoming more aware of what BP is. I personally feel if BP sufferers would shout it from the roof tops we would all be better off, but that's beside the point. You have the media, use them if you have to.
Moms ain't what they used to be, and people know it.
I had a woman judge who didn't hesitate to grant me custody; literally speaking. She got 2 hours a week supervised.
I got no joy from the ruling; it was so sad and heartbreaking but my child will never ever go through the pain that her first son endured; that's what's really important.
Be strong and pray.
[QUOTE=distroyed;3024567]4support thank you for your response she is taking prozac but It doesn't appear to be helping much.

Rose, nice to hear from you again! No, I'm not divorced yet. but I also try to limit my contact with her. I am much better at letting her actions and comments roll off. The divorce will come I just want to make sure that I end with custody of the children. right now they are with me and I want to keep it that way, but around here the laws always favor the woman pretty much no matter what. I don't want things to get ugly. I do feel bad for her situation but I also hold her responsible for her actions and she realizes that she put herself in this position. She is very angry at the fact that I am not able to "just get over" what she did. I think she is in her own reality and in that reality having an affair and taking the kids away and not being there for me or offering emmotional support while my Father was sick and died is something that I should just get over and move on and be happy with her on her terms. Fun Fun Fun

Dear Distroyed (you shouldn't mind the spelling error you've been living in an obtuse world) In regards to your comments regarding your pending divorce; let me say this, I thought the same thing; if I get a woman judge my child's cooked; he's going to be doomed to a life of confusion and abandonment. Let me offer some comfort to you told to me by an attorney friend. (Paraphgrased) Any judge that grants child custody to an unstable BP with any sort of record knows that they are jeopardizing their career. Second, when CPS makes a wrong move it makes the front page of the newspaper (we Americans love our children; the networks know this as well; ever see the shows where they catch internet child predators?) Third, we know that BP is an illness with definitive "symptoms", in other words, people are becoming more aware of what BP is. I personally feel if BP sufferers would shout it from the roof tops we would all be better off, but that's beside the point. You have the media, use them if you have to.
Moms ain't what they used to be, and people know it.
I had a woman judge who didn't hesitate to grant me custody; literally speaking. She got 2 hours a week supervised.
I got no joy from the ruling; it was so sad and heartbreaking but my child will never ever go through the pain that her first son endured; that's what's really important.
Be strong and pray.