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Bipolar - 90% Divorce Rate

OK, I found some info on the 90% divorce rate...it is accurate...how sad for us.

http://psychologytoday.com/articles/index.php?term=pto-3122.html&fromMod=popular_depression

http://www.familyaware.org/expertprofiles/drghaemi.asp

http://www.patienthealthinternational.com/features/3377.aspx

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2007/01/11/married-and-bipolar/

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deleted_user
deleted_user

The 90% is scary. I even called my husband at work to get some positive affirmation re: our marriage. He tells me he is in for the long haul and said the usual "in sickness,in health etc" Hopefully we can be in the 10%.
LornaR
LornaR

boy that's believeable. yes you married people, be thankful!
deleted_user
deleted_user

My boyfriend of 2 1/2 years has gotten himself educated on bipolar. He can recognize my mood swings and, by what he has learned, know how to deal with them. he accepts that this is a part of who I am, and that this will be with me for life. I think once someone accepts the bipolar in their significant other, it will make a more solid commitment. I am blessed to be with my boyfriend, he has seen it all and still loves me and wants to stay for the long haul.
deleted_user
deleted_user

That is depressing news...Thank God for those of our men or women that accept us! Jess
deleted_user
deleted_user

been there, married 4 times all ended in divorce,longest lasting 10 years, shortest lasted barely a year. present relationship has lasted 4 years, don't know what it is? with my meds i seem to be able to let more things pass in this relationship that i wasn't able to in the others.so i believe those rates
FireflyWine
FireflyWine

My first marriage lasted less than a year.
I am sure that if my late husband had not died we would have divorced.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Yep... I beleive it. i've been married 3 times all ending in divorce. My last relationship was with a fellow bipolar woman. WOW... that was like TNT about to go off....lol
deleted_user
deleted_user

Am there. Doing that.
deleted_user
deleted_user

As a wife with a bipolar husband, this statistic does not surprise me. It is hard on all of us.
deleted_user
deleted_user

My husband claims that he is in this with me for the long haul. He is just quickly losing patience. I cant help but wonder if he is really honest or just telling me what I want to hear. We have been together for 13 years, married for 11 in april. Ive been fighting the depression for almost 10 years and got diagnosed with bp 6 months ago. Lord, I hope we can be in that 10%..Good Luck to all.,.
deleted_user
deleted_user

The last year I think was the make or break year for my wife and I. I found a new pdoc, I got better and our marriage improved. Thank God!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Well I guess our marriage is in the 10%, 20 yrs. and getting stronger everyday and my husband has dealt with a lot over those 20 years. I don't even like numbers and percentages, I always failed math, maybe that's what helped. lol. Just being silly, sorry.
deleted_user
deleted_user

wow, I'm with everyone else, I believe it. I'm bp, and my husband most likely is too...our relationship is CRAZY. Like someone else put it, we are like TNT together. We're both in the process of getting help, we will make it.
deleted_user
deleted_user

wow that is so true i've been divorced twice and am now married to a wonderful husband who is bipolar too and understands all about the ups and downs and we just get through them together thank god i have finally found a good man and hope to be in the 10% this time.