All my husband refuses to read up on Bipolar. He says he knows because we have been married for 24yrs. That Doesnt mean he knows ! He has no clue how I feel. Nobody knows about the severity of Bipolar unless they have been there. Anyone else have this problem. Desperate !
I am not married, but have a new boss with similar attitude, a boyfriend, and a room mate that all fit this description, it is murder on my peace and tranquility, all I can say is get a support system for yourself and grant yourself some much needs r and r. Get out of the house more, I feel your pain 3 times over. Patti
Hello - yes, I did have a spouse that was like that... I divorced him... that was not the sole reason for our divorce, but he refused to read any material or provide any support to me what so ever. I believe he may have actually made me worse. The best thing you can do is surround yourself with people that are supportive, attend bipolar meetings (if there are any in your area?) and take care of yourself. I wish you all the best!
I'm not Bipolar,but i can relate to you,i have family who dont understand what i go through with anxiety,ocd and depression.They think its all in my head.
I suffer with endometriosis pain alot and my partner refuses to read up about it and says the same that he's with me long enough to know my moods,but its not all about moods-there's more to it then that,but i cant get him to understand that.
I get through it by talking to people who understand and are going through the same things,this site is great for that,i dunno if you're new,if you are welcome,there are alot of kind/caring people who can help and support you where your nearest and dearest cant..
Take care my friend,i know its not easy and very frustrating
Hi! I am wondering if maybe your husband may just say that and he has not actually done research because he may not like to read up on things. I recently thought that my husband was not supportive of me because he would also say he knew what BP was or what I went through. It was not the case. He just can't focus on reading books. So I decided I would read and research then together I would summarize it for him. It really did help. I recommend the book called Loving someone with bipolar disoder by Julie Fast and John D Preston PSY.D. After doing my own research and sharing with him how this book relates to us we both have changed our lifes around as a couple. We also go to support groups weekly. You could even have him join you in your appointments with your psych or therapist. I hope I have been able to help you with my experience. It is difficult to deal with it on your own. Having your husband to support you is very important or anyone that is in your life. Your not alone. Take care.
I have a good friend who is Bipolar it is difficult to say the least! and unless you've walked in those shoes you can't really know! But just observing what he has been through is really tough, him and his wife have been married 42 years. I wish you the very best! its even difficult just to see what a person goes through who deals with this from day to day, just watching and observing doesn't do it justice but at least you have some idea of how difficult it can be for a person from day to day. besy wishes,
Stacey, I'm on the other end of all this. My husband is bi polar & thinks HE know it all. When he was firdst diagnosed he used to let me go to his physc appointments with him, but not anymore. His pat answer is"now I'm medicated,I'm ok". He's not, & will not talk about it. So I need to borrow you & Pukiemull for awhile, & maybe you can get through to him! I know this is no laughing matter either, but if you find a solution pass it on to me. Please?
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