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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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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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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How To Help Make Recovery The Goal For Your Bipolar Spouse

All the medication, psychiatrist appointments, therapy and support won’t do a thing if the person with bipolar is not invested in their own treatment and recovery. But for the one suffering, it is very difficult for them to find a reason within themselves, to get better. As the spouse, you need to help them find their reason why.

Bipolar is very difficult on family and friends. The mood swings from debilitating depressions to extreme manias can throw a whole home into a state of chaos. Everything revolves around the unwell person. Young children, no matter how much you try to shelter them from it, are deeply affected by an unstable environment. Sometimes in […]

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Living And Thriving In A Bipolar Marriage

In many ways, my marriage is no different than anyone else’s marriage. But living with someone that has a mental illness (bipolar) adds another element to the mix of usual. It can be very trying, exhausting and difficult.

In many ways, my marriage is no different than anyone else’s marriage. This is the second marriage for both my husband and I. We both have children from previous marriages. We both have ex-spouses that are still involved in our lives on a daily basis. We have extended families with varied backgrounds, sprinkled all around […]

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Is Suicide Selfish? A Caregiver’s Point Of View

There has been a lot of talk and backlash from the mental health community about the use of the word "selfish" in regards to suicide. I felt compelled to speak out as a caregiver of a spouse who has bipolar disorder.

There has been a lot of talk and backlash from the mental health community about the use of the word “selfish” in regards to suicide. I felt as though I had to speak out as the caregiver of a bipolar spouse. You may not agree with me but hopefully you will at least be able […]

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Sex And The Manic Mind

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.

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 […]

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