Have you spoken to a doctor about this? If you are suffering from mania AND depression, it is a possibility that you have Bipolar Disorder. We have a seperate forum for Bipolar, so you might find that they can answer some of your questions. It sounds like you have a lot of issues to work out... are you seeing a psychologist?
I just wanted to let you know that if one has a manic episode, even just 1 the catagory changes from Depression to Bipolar. I would get your diagnosis re-evaluated especially if you said you had a manic episode, and your diagnosis is for depression.
Im glad to hear that your boss was so understanding. The fact that his daughter is bi-polar probably helps quite a bit and he should understand how you feel from her depressive episodes. As for you and your wife, I am also glad you are working things out and that you are working through your problems. Keep us posted as to how you are getting on! You could be the next HW sucesss story!