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.

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 … Continue reading How Do You Get Over Your Bipolar Spouse Cheating?

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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