My husband and I have been going through a rough time lately and I really need some advice. We have been together for almost 7 years and married for 3 1/2 years. My eyes were just opened recently to the fact that my husband has been abusing me emotionally for our entire relationship. He is very possessive and constantly checks up on me. He also can be really mean to me saying nasty hurtful things and has really destroyed my self-esteem over the years. In our last big fight I told him that I was done if he was going to keep treating me the way he has. The next day he started to tell me that he things something was wrong with him and that he though that he was bipolar which I didn't believe was true. I knew that he was depressed and would take out his frustrations on me but I never would have considered the way he acts to be bipolar, but he went to the doctor and they diagnosed him as being bipolar and that during his manic period that was when he would snap at me. I still don't know if I 100% agree that he has bipolar. Before his diagnosis I had pretty much completely checked out, I had even made arrangements on where I would stay and how I would leave. Has anyone else experienced anything like this where you were at the point where you were going to leave your partner and they then end up getting diagnosed? I'm just afraid that his medication (they gave him lithium and something for his hypertention) wont really help him and he will still end up lashing out at me. Plus Im also afraid that I will never really be able to forgive him for how he has treated me in the past even though now I know the reason why.
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