I apologize for taking a while to get back to you, but welcome to the forum. I'm glad Sukay has already had a chance to say hi too.
The book Sukay mentioned is good because it's designed for both people with bp and their families, just because it is often so hard for families to understand. Another option is to take whoever is having the most trouble (your husband, mother...) with you to a doctor's appointment and ask the doctor to explain a bit why you have bipolar, what that means for you and for your family
No worries about posting or anything like that, we're a patient group. Take your time to learn the ropes and absolutely ask questions as you need to, but it seems like you're already getting the hang of how to use the board.
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare