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Re: Married To The BiPolar Wife

Re: Married To The BiPolar Wife

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Posted by Holly on December 18, 2000 at 19:59:07:

In Reply to: Married To The BiPolar Wife posted by Adam on November 19, 2000 at 23:29:31:

: Hey Folks, I just discovered this message board. My wife has been diagnosed bipolar, and is on medication and counseling. I have a lot to learn about her condition but I have seen manic behavior for many years. My job is , I suppose, to stand by her. To be her source of strenghth, a shoulder to cry on? I know I'm extremely fortunate to not have this affliction myself, but my tolerance is wearing thin. She goes on drinking or charge account beinges. I'm just now learning what the problem is. I want to be their for her but is their a cure? When will this nightmarish hell end? When is too much too much???? If you're familiar with this illness you know ,tho I've been supportive, it is extremely unfair to those of us who love her. On her medication she is a different person than the girl I always loved. Without medication she is a danger to herself and others. At times I swear she hates her own grandbabies? Am I facing this alone?

No, you are not facing this alone. My husband is married to me, a bipolar person for at least 15 years. He married me knowing that I was bipolar and has stayed with me through the good times and bad. It is hell for the loved ones who have to live with the bipolar person but if you really love that person you will stick with them until they finally become stable with the help of the right medicine and therapy. It took us awhile but I am now very stable. There are just a few men out there with big hearts that will stay with women like us. No matter what......your love for your wife will get you through. Make sure you find the best doctor, that is key! I also have great faith and without our faith our life together would have been much more difficult. God has the ability to heal and make things better for your wife. I know, I am living a life with the illness of bipolar depression and he has helped me to cope with it and he has helped my husband to be able to live with me through all situations. Don't give up. Your wife needs you. Best Wishes,
Holly D.

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