2 thoughts on “Mania In Your 40’s?

  • September 17, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    You sound like your doing ok to me if not just a little more tired and worn out than I felt in my forties (I’m 50 now) which is likely a symptom of the medication your taking. I’m not bipolar but my wife is and I’ve been with her for 24 years… every single one of those years has been an uphill battle to get her to be accountable for her illness, take her medication as prescribed and see her doctor. She doesn’t like the medication and she does not take it as prescribed and it has caused us innumerable setbacks and traumatization. After all these years I still read every article I come across regarding bipolar I guess in hopes of coming across some magical cure that would give my life the normalcy I yearn for and put an end to the constant anxiety of wondering when she will snap next and how far she will take it. It’s draining…mentally, physically and spiritually. I wish my wife would take her medication responsibly and only wonder sort of whimsically what it would be like if she did not.

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    • September 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks for your comment Jim. I always admire spouses that work through the ups and downs of living with a loved one with bipolar disorder. Sadly, my history of relationships have been rocky. Not so much cause of my mood disorder but more so poor choices in men. :/ Your wife is lucky to have you 🙂

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