FI Diagnosed with Bipolar

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
8910 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@Mrs_Hammer:  I have some experience with this and I’m so glad your guy got diagnosed – that is the first step to regaining control.  I think all you can do is continually reassure him, both verbally and with your actions, that you love him and will be there to help him get through this.  It’ll take a while until his emotions get sorted out, so just try to support him however you can in the meantime.  Hugs!

Post # 4
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9226 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

*Big hugs* just be there for him, I know that really helped me, having my FI there to turn to when no one else seemed to understand. Just be his rock!

Post # 5
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can relate.  My husband has bipolar disorder and, before he met me, had significantly life-altering experiences because of it.  He was diagnosed and was put on lithium and citalopram, which he still takes today.  After he became stable on his medication, he was able to control his behavior and leads a perfectly normal life.  He met me after and since we have been together he has only had one episode and that was when his doctor lowered his lithium dosage in an attempt to possibly wean him off of it.  We quickly went back to the doctor and had his dosage increased to his previous level and he has been well since.   As I’m sure you know having bipolar disorder yourself, this is very managable with medication and therapy.  I consider my job relating to his disorder, as his spouse, to be as an objective observer.  I keep an eye out for changes in his personality and point them out to him or his doctor if I find it necessary (like when he had the one manic episode last year). 

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