How Do You Get Over Your Bipolar Spouse Cheating?

There are many reasons why people cheat and unfortunately for those of us with bipolar spouses, hyper sexuality and infidelity can also be a consequence of an untreated hypomanic or hypermanic episode.

From the married, fifty year old going through a midlife crisis having a clandestine affair for months to the non-existent moral compass of a repeat, one night stand offender boyfriend, all have one thing in common; an innocent, significant other. There are many reasons why people cheat and unfortunately for those of us with bipolar […]

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7 Things Family Members Need To Know About Bipolar Mania

I hope these 7 observances will help you better understand what is going on in your family member's head when they are experiencing bipolar mania.

If you have a family member that has Bipolar Disorder, you have probably experienced the turmoil and destruction of mania. It can rip families apart and create financial burdens that are felt long after the mania has subsided. As the caregivers and support systems of a person with bipolar, we are always looking for ways […]

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Why I Don't Hide My Experiences With Bipolar

Sometimes it's funny. Sometimes it's embarrassing and hard to admit. Sometimes people lash out at me and make nasty comments. Here is the real reason I share my experiences as the spouse of a bipolar person.

It what seems ages ago, my husband and I went through a really rough patch known as hypomania. Actually, he loved it. It was me who was distraught and miserable. And while he had no problem finding like minded individuals online going through or having experienced the exact same phase of bipolar disorder, I couldn’t […]

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5 Reasons I Don't Want My Son/Daughter Dating Someone With Bipolar

As the spouse of a man with bipolar disorder, I am well aware of the life and relationship my children would have if they dated someone with bipolar disorder. Here are 5 of the reasons I would discourage them from getting involved with someone that has a mental illness

As the spouse of a man with bipolar disorder, I am well aware of the life and relationship my children would have if they dated someone with bipolar disorder. And though I love my husband and the life we have together, I don’t want my son or daughter to get involved with someone who has […]

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Is It Emotions Or Bipolar?

How do you differentiate “normal” feelings from “bipolar” feelings?

Mood swings for bipolar people can be very drastic and can occur as often as hourly, especially during relapses. When the emotions are extreme, it can be easy to associate them with the disorder. But what if they’re not polar? How do you differentiate “normal” feelings from “bipolar” feelings? It can be difficult to step […]

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Lori Schafer : A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness

My mother's mental illness took everything. My family, my home, my friends, my future.

It is a great honour to have the talented author, Lori Schafer share with you her thoughts and a brief excerpt from her book today on the blog as my guest blogger. I wish her great success with her memoir, On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental […]

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How I Got My Husband Sectioned During A Bipolar Manic Episode

It wasn't easy but I did manage to get my husband put in psychiatric hospital during a hyper manic, bipolar episode.

Bipolar mania is devastating. It is physically and mentally draining on not only the patient but the entire circle of family and friends having to deal with the symptoms of a bipolar, hyper-manic episode which may include: High energy and impulsive, constant activity. High risk behaviour like speeding, gambling, using drugs, spending sprees and hypersexuality. […]

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Bipolar Depression : Do Labels Help?

We are a society that likes labels. We like to be able to put people in little boxes so that we can understand them and know how to interact with them. Conducive to society maybe but is that beneficial to the person being labelled? Is it productive for someone diagnosed with a mental illness? Do […]

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How To Track Mood Swings Using A Bullet Journal

There are many digital apps out there that help you keep track of mood swings. But even though that seems easy, to some it may still be too hard to keep up and all too easy to abandon. A bullet journal is a simple and easy method to try.

Nearly 6 million people in the United States have bipolar disorder, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. That is an incredibly large number of people struggling with unexpected highs and lows. All undercover, more or less because their disease is not easily recognizable to the outside world. Stability for bipolar sufferers can be […]

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How Serious Are You About Your Bipolar And Getting Better?

5 Questions to test how serious you are about getting better and finding stability with bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder, just like any other disease, must take precedence in your life for you to be able to attain stability. That is not to say that if you eat right, get enough sleep and take your medications properly, you won’t have any relapses. Even when controlling all the triggers you can, you may still […]

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