Hi all....My name is Leah (31) and I am currently living with my boyfriend (32) who was dx while living with his wife about 2 years ago. He had a really bad time with self medicating with drugs and alcohol. This was the demise of his marriage. 6 months later we met and were pretty much unseperable (sp?). In the last year and a half we have gone through ALOT. We live together with my son (5), while his son (6) is back with his wife (not divorced yet!!!!!) He is coming out of a slump, as the holidays can bring anyone down, more so to those with BP. His doc has recently Rx abilify. It is bringing him back up, but my fear is that he will throw him into mania. His confidence is over the top at times and im afriad with his boredom in our realtionship, he will stray. He has taken to talking to his receptionist and I have huge problem with him "escaping" with her.
I know this is extremely vague and skipping alot. Basically I want to hear what its like to be in a relationship with a BP person or being the one Rx.
I have read lots of posts and Im grateful for everyone sharing their experiences. I can relate at times to being on both sides of the coin. I have not been Rx, but wonder if I myself dont have swings more than the average person but less than I have heard. I am also good for denial, so who knows?!?
Just today I foud a family counselor and hope to mend and strenghthen our relationship as well as give him a safe place to confide and vent. (as opposed to the receptionist ) I hope that it helps.
Thank you for listeing to me ~ Leah