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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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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5 Workplace Accommodations For Bipolar People

It is a very personal choice to “come out” with your bipolar diagnosis at work. Hopefully, it is a decision you can make and not forced upon you by having to explain huge gaps in attendance or workplace incidents.

It is a very personal choice to “come out” with your bipolar diagnosis at work. Hopefully, it is a decision you can make and not forced upon you by having to explain huge gaps in attendance or workplace incidents.

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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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Dealing With Dual Diagnosis : Bipolar And Addiction

Many people that have a mental illness have an addiction due to their need to self medicate. This is how my husband deals with his diagnosis of bipolar and being an alcoholic.

“Hi. My name is Rob and I’m Bipolar.” My husband has bipolar disorder. It is no secret to his family, friends or co-workers. He is the one that openly declares his illness and claims it as his own. He doesn’t say he has. He says he is.

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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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