My husband has never had an official diagnosis but I'm fairly sure that he's Bipolar. I'm not a psychiatrist so I could be wrong but I have a hunch. If he's not Bipolar there's still something mentally wrong with him. He needs help. I can't take his mood swings anymore. For instance a few days ago he loved me so much and wanted to spend time with me and was super sweet and considerate. Now he won't utter more than 2 words to me if I ask him a question and he acts like he doesn't even want to be in the same room with me. He's also lost interest in sex. I love him with my whole heart and I know I said vows to stand by him for better or for worse, in sickness and in health (I'm assuming that includes mental health) but I can't take anymore. I'm getting anxiety attacks over it and I'm absolutely crushed that hes acting so cold towards me. We have a 1 year old son together and I can't let this start effecting him. I'm just kind of lost. I've never brought up to my husband that I think he may be Bipolar and I'm not sure how to bring it up and have calm conversation about it without upsetting him. I don't know what the right words are to say. I just need some advice and I'd like to hear from other women who are married to men with Bipolar disorder and hear about their experiences so I don't feel so alone with this. Also if you believe in God please pray for me, my husband and my little boy. I want so badly to keep my family together if possible. If anyone knows of a good support group on here let me know.Answer Question
I have bipolar. It is really hard and DH has a really hard time with my mood swings...I didn't go to the doctor until DH said he would leave if I didn't. I am just starting trying to find a med that works for me. I am sorry you are going through all of this. I am not sure what to tell you. Also most people with bipolar will not admit they have it so it may take a while for your DH to get help. If you love him stick it out and try to back off during his mood swings until you can convince him to seek help. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
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