God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference.
Hi ya James, Its good to see you post again but not under these circumstances. I’m sorry for what you’re going through. If I remember correctly doesn’t your wife have BP? Please correct me if I am wrong...Anyway, I could only wish that my now ex-husband was as understanding and supportive of my depression and moods as you are. Perhaps we wouldn’t be divorced now...I don’t know. But, you have hung in there a long time like this James, and really there is only so much one person who is carrying all the load by themselves can take. So basically with all the meds and doctors she isn’t getting any better? or trying to follow her treatment plan.
Depression or bipolar disorder is not much different than having any other physical illness or disease. You have to follow the doctor’s recommendations and treatment plans or else the patient will continue to get worse. I can defiantly see where it would be frustrating to have a relationship with someone, no matter how much you love that person, when you see them suffering everyday and them not progressing and doing nothing to help themselves.
You know you can always vent away here....we love hearing from you and are always here for you. Take care
Hi James, you definately need time for yourself hun. Do you get any help as her carer?
Depression is horrid for the sufferer but for the carer too.
Could you sit down with your wife and tell her how you are feeling too?
Does your wife use this forum too because maybe she would find it helpful?