How can a spouse be supportive towards their bipolar spouse during the times that hurtfull...
How can a spouse be supportive towards their bipolar spouse during the times that hurtfull comments are coming from the bipolar spouse? I try my best not to start an arguement or get defensive, but it seems I am going about it all wrong no matter what I try. Spouse with bipolar seems very suicidal.
This is a really, really hard time. You deserve much credit for staying with them and helping them through it, you are obviously a strong person. They need you. They may not tell you that, but they do. If your spouse has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, are they on medication? How long have they been on it? When was their last visit to their psychiatrist? Perhaps it's time to take a look at their medication, maybe it's not working for them the way it should anymore. When you say that you are going about it all wrong, what do you mean? Do you mean that you feel you are somehow making it worse? Or just that you seem to not be helping?
Being suicidal shouldn't be taken lightly. Are they at home all the time alone or are they working? If the suicidal thoughts become too bad they may need to be admitted for a short time to ensure their safety.
Hang in there, it's really hard on the heart but by being there for your spouse you're helping more than you know.
Spouse has chosen to not be on medication and I support their choice. What I mean by I am going about it all wrong, is that I seem to make matters worse at the time even though I'm trying to be supportive, also sometimes it feels like I'm not helping matters. The suicidal times come when my spouse is alone on the road due to business trips.
by Dawn Michael 7 years ago
I have done 5 surveys and everyone says that they think 3 is average but then I find out that the real average is twice a month. So if you can answer the question that would be great, not how much you think but how much you are!
by Billie Kelpin 13 months ago
What respectful phrase do you use to tell a spouse his or her complaining is bothering you?I'm writing an article listing helpful words we use in relationships whether in a marriage or a friendship. Background: After my former husband left, he told a friend that my day-to-day complaining about my...
by JP Carlos 6 years ago
What traits do you find attracive in your partner/spouse?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|