Let me also welcome you to the board.
Does your husband know about
your mother? Is your mother managing her bipolar in a healthy way? Could you use her as an example?
Or, could you bring it up as something that came up at your doc appointment -- you mentioned you'd been feeling blue and irritable and the doc had you take this questionnaire... so on.
He probably does have some idea, and he's probably worried about
you. There's always that shock when we're first diagnosed, but then, there's always some hope that with a diagnosis, at least we can finally get the treatment we need to make ourselves hopefully feel better.
All the best,
SerafenaCo-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
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