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

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 … Continue reading Lori Schafer : A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness

It wasn't easy but I did manage to get my husband put in psychiatric hospital during a hyper manic, bipolar 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. … Continue reading How I Got My Husband Sectioned During A Bipolar Manic Episode

Reasons and tips why you may not be successful as a couple when it comes to creating a budget and am becoming financially stable.

5 Reasons Why You Are Failing Financially As A Couple

It was a major cause of divorce in our parents’ day, and it still is today: money. It’s right up there with infidelity and incompatibility, and even tends to rate higher than abuse and alcohol in most surveys conducted with experts like divorce lawyers and marriage counsellors. We hear about it and we know it, … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Are Failing Financially As A Couple

Take a hard look at your roll in your relationships and stop the harmful habits that sabotage a peaceful and loving environment with those around you.

5 Toxic Habits Ruining Your Relationships

It is time to do some spring cleaning of the relationships with the people who make up your circle of friends, family, acquaintances, and colleagues. There is probably at least one toxic person in the above group list that undermines your confidence, betrays your trust and spreads negativity. Yuck! You know you need to get … Continue reading 5 Toxic Habits Ruining Your Relationships

Becoming A New Mother In Midlife

No one is planning a baby shower. I won't get any cards of congratulations. Friends are not offering to babysit or calling me with bits of wisdom on my new role in life.   I have become a new mother in midlife but there will be no celebrations. Just a sad realization that time and … Continue reading Becoming A New Mother In Midlife

The most difficult symptom of mania for spouses/partners is the hypersexuality in bipolar disorder. Even amongst all the chaos, hostility and upheaval that can occur, cheating can bring all the understanding and sympathy to a screeching halt.

Sex And The Manic Mind

What is this incessant need you have to prove to yourself and others that you’re sexy and desirable? It’s not good enough that you go out and flirt with other women or engage with them on social media, you have to tell me about it too. Is this a male thing? A bipolar thing? Or … Continue reading Sex And The Manic Mind

Relationships can be like a see-saw. One carries more of the load then the other at varies times. But what if you are constantly keeping score?

Are Scorecards Ruining Your Relationship?

  At the beginning of a relationship, it is pretty common to keep scorecards. "I call/text more than he/she does." "I said 'I love you first.'" "I break my plans more often to be with them." "I'm more committed to the relationship." "I initiate sex more often." But when the relationship becomes exclusive and it … Continue reading Are Scorecards Ruining Your Relationship?