I am starting this blog for pure selfish reasons. My ex was diagnosed with bipolar in January 2004. For 4 years I managed to keep our little family going through the ups and downs of the repeated episodes. I walked on my toes during that time, facing up the new situation as best I could.
When she endangered our 6 year old daughter, I had to step up and I filed for divorce, ensuring the safety of our daughter.
It is now 9 years since that first diagnosis, and although I had hoped that with the divorce things would have settled down, and life by now would be all tranquil, the truth sadly turned out to be very different.
This blog is to help me write off the many trials and tribulations, and the frustrations that I have endured trying to deal with this new reality. I am sure there are Bipolar patients who have different experiences, who have it much worse, and I am sure there are spouses past and present who are walking through the same or worse, but, again, this is for me.
Having said that, I do welcome feedback, and if you want to contribute, please feel free to contact me so we can set that up.
Thank you, and welcome again!