I am a single mother of a 3 month old whose father is bipolar and possibly borderline schizophrenic. He and I are currently separated (living 12 hours apart) He is seeing a couple doctors and really wants to work things out and get back together. His family also wants for this to happen.
I only want what is best for my daughter.
Does anyone have experience with this disease? If I do decide to raise her on my own, how do I explain to him that his bipolar disorder could possibly have a negative effect on our child?
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Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 5:49 PM on May. 20, 2009
"you also need to realize that your daughter could have inherited the same illness."
I was going to say the same thing. Even if you don't work things out with him, there may be a day when your daughter needs him because she may have it also. Don't eliminate him because of his illness and don't be a fool to think everything is caused by his illness either. There are many people that use their "illness label" as a crutch.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 6:51 PM on May. 20, 2009
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