... A book I highly recommend is "Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder" by Julie Fast. It's an excellent read. ... (6 replies)
... I'm not a doctor, but it sounds to me as if your wife is bipolar and suffered a manic episode during her spending sprees. ... (6 replies)
... ough I think and I don't feel like any family can afford to just shop all the time. Okay... Im not sure what my point here is but I can almost feel the pain your wife is in on the inside and it has helped me to hear a caring heart ask for help for himself and for her. ... (6 replies)
... This is the influence that my wife got from her family. ... (6 replies)
... I have a feeling they are well aware of your wife's bipolar condition, or at least the fact that she has personality and drinking problems. ... (1 replies)
... i find it very difficult as a husband and carer for my wife who is bipolar.i am struggling with depression myself as a result of trying to deal with my wifes setbacks and problems. ... (1 replies)
... Dear BlackSea,
... and therein lies the crux. She needs to be on medication. There is NO way around this.
I am deeply sorry for all the pain and hurt you have to deal with. I have not read the responses from the others, but I really, really feel sorry for you.
You remind me of my own undiagnosed years. There is, of course, the rider that nobody "out there" would... (6 replies)
... you are wonderful to be so understanding through all these crises. is there any way she would consider both of you going to a good psychiatrist and explainging the whole situation? also maybe have her read 'an unquiet mind' by kay redfield jameson, who describes very well the inability to withstand that urge to shop when in mania. i too sometimes do the shopping spree thing. i... (6 replies)
... As far as the financial issues, you may want to speak to an attorney. If you can have her declared mentally incompetent (not sure if that's the right terminology), you can get power of attorney over her finances which would hopefully prevent her from spending all your money.
As far as her mental illness, you may just have to lay it on the line and say that she has to get... (6 replies)
... my husband has generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder and I have fibromyalgia and stress just makes both of us worse.My husband has a sister and she has bipolar and anxiety and can't handle much of her mother. ... (3 replies)
... My wife has Bipolar and to look at her one could never tell that she is sick. Gosh, it's hard to watch her do the things she does. ... (3 replies)