Hi There...I have been married to my husband for the past 3 years and we have a 6 month old daughter. He told me about his Bipolar soon after we met but only myself and 2 of his best friends actually know about it. I find it hard because people think he is just anti social and lazy and sleeps a lot for no reason. The thing is that they don't know what the underlying story is. The two friends who know about him don't even live in the same country as us so we rarely have contact with them. Is there anyone else out there who is in the same boat as me who can give me some advice on what to do and how to handle him in so many situations? Various situations include, him being motivated to get a new job because he has been knocked back so many times that he has lost his confidence, not wanting to go to social gatherings with me, taking it personally when our daughter doesn't want him to feed her and she wants her mum. He also seems to spend money like it is going out of fashion and I find that I just let him because it makes him happy. We are in such a financial rut now that I don't know what to do. I am supposed to be on maternity leave but I am having to go back to work now because we can't afford to live. I feel partly to blame however because it is also my responsibility too to have saved some money. I just want to feel financially secure and then I will be fine to handle anything that comes our way I think. Also my husband is paranoid about anyone finding out about his BP so I am not able to share this with anyone and I feel quite lonely because of it. I look forward to making some new friends. Thank You.
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