Hello. I am adding this thread because I would like information about Bipolar Disorder. Please tell me what are the symptoms. If you have been diagnosed, please, if you don't mind, tell me about your experience.I ask because my husband's behavior has been quite difficult within the past year. Last year, he told me that he knew he was clinically depressed and should be medicated until he was able to work out his problems. Of course, I support him in whatever he felt he needed to do for himself. He decided not to do so. Something happened in his life that has caused him to have behavioral patterns that I had never seen before. His sister-in-law asked his mom if I understand the emotional ramifications of deciding to marry him. HIs mom asked me to get counseling so I would know how to deal with her son. I agreed because I knew he had issues from childhood that he never over came. I did not think to ask his mom why his sis in law made the statement. Anyway, his behavior started to change. He became angry and wouldn't speak to me for no reason at all, at least a reason he may not have wanted to tell. He tried to turn a wonderful and communicative relationship into an argumentative one. Because I would not argue with him, he kept trying and trying often walking up on me and following me through the apartment. He started yelling all of the time and acting as though he had no self control. The next minute he would be calm and cool. It became ver y frustrating. It just got worse. I think about conversations we had.He is very angry about the way he grew up. He isolates himself. We were married two years before he told me Fuck you and decided to leave. The time leading up to that was pure D hell for me. He stopped speaking to me. When he told me he was going to move he wouldn't tell me what date. He just said it would be by the end of the month. I kept asking him to go to counseling and he refused repeatedly. My husband is a doctor. He would tell me that no one with a lesser degree could help him. When I had a discussion with his mom about it she once made the statement, oh he is starting that contention up again. Sounds like family knows something that I do not know. If he knows he is clinically depressed and told me so I must assume there is something more. Well, he destroyed a perfectly good marriage for no apparent reason at all other than he is is fulfilling his pattern.When things get too good for him, he runs. We have had several conversations about him isolating himself, He never wanted to do anything that involved other people. He said he was ashamed of what happened to him in the past (failures, etc). Whenever things are going great he has to sabotage it. His mom once told me that his emotional outbreaks embarrass her (other family members such as her sisters who are jealous that her son became a soctor). I know there is something that the family has not told me. Why would his behavior be so erradic. Please give me some insight. Someone made the suggestion that he may be bipolar. I do not mean to offend anyone. I come to you in complete ignorance about living with someone who is bipolar. I have read about it but it means nothing unless you can find someone who has lived it. Thank you.
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