I am back for now for a little bit at least. My ex-wife-to-be started a divorce during a manic phase. She now admits this, regrets her decision, and wants to try to get back together.
Of course there are other issues, I accept that. But, if she had been able to see past the disorder, maybe she would have worked on things or given it time instead of hurting both our daughter and me this way.
(edited myself for honesty here.)
We have been near divorce twice before this one, this time to actually filing. Those other times, one was due totally to my depression and taking myself off meds. The last time was a mixture of my depression, and her just starting her medicine regime after being diagnosed as bipolar. This time it was her being in a manic phase, combined with how BP has changed her personality.
I won't try again if she can't somehow get beyond the walls of her disorder.
Please help me.
I have read many comments on here from those suffering from BP, that their spouses are incredibly important to them, are their rock, and they appreciate them.
Maybe you never left your spouse, I don't know. Maybe you never struggled the way my spouse has.
How did you get beyond the feelings that you may have experienced in your depression or mania? How did you keep it firmly in mind that these feelings were temporary, and that to act on them was the wrong thing to do?
Post Edited (ImDealing) : 9/25/2009 9:12:21 AM (GMT-6)