How Do You Get Over Your Bipolar Spouse Cheating?

How Do You Get Over Your Bipolar Spouse Cheating?

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

7 Things Family Members Need To Know About 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 [...]

Is It Emotions Or Bipolar?

Is It Emotions Or Bipolar?

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 [...]

Lori Schafer : A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness

Lori Schafer : A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness

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 [...]

How I Got My Husband Sectioned During A Bipolar Manic Episode

How I Got My Husband Sectioned During A Bipolar Manic 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. [...]