Hi Happy Turtle :) glad you missed me.
We went back "home" to South Africa for a month - 1st time in 3 years that we've been back. Was great. I actually consider Australia home now.
During our visit, I was put in similar situations (complex family issues) and realised that my medication really makes a huge difference in how I handle things! 4 years ago I was undiagnosed, un-medicated and would have huge explosive arguments and really low moments and did not understand it then...
My medication is definitely working for me and I was able to stay calm and rationalised situations and the outcome was heaps better! People that do not know I have Bipolar issues, commented on how great I look and I felt more in control of my emotions and words than ever before.
Great being diagnosed and on right medication.