How do you handle the guilty feelings of things you do when hypomanic, once you come down? I feel myself getting depressed now, as we're struggling to pay the bills after I spent about
$10k last month. Obviously, it was money we didn't really have to spend. I do all the finances in our house-pay all the bills, balance the budget, etc. And I financed things (lasik surgery, laser hair removal, etc.) that I just did on a whim. Not to mention the sexual stuff. DH knows about
everything and says he'll always be by my side and we'll make it through. But I just feel so guilty for putting us in this position. But at the same time, I really had a lot of fun and was so happy. Now reality is setting in.
How can I forgive myself? It's just not fair to my family to make them deal with me.
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission since 11/2003
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, still trying to figure it out