So, when I told her doctor what was going on, that led to a bipolar diagnosis and a round of treatment that eventually didn’t work.
Then, I had to intervene again with her treatment and get her on something else.
One of the contentions I have with the treatment is that they never stopped treating for ADHD. I just want to give you more information on what’s going on and if you think it’s relevant and it affects the treatment, I’m hoping it will.
I had to approach her ADHD doctor and tell her what was really going on.
They put on a very good outside face and they’re very horrible to people inside their family that are burdening them.
It’s a complex decision and I think it helps to separate the decision to end your marriage from how to end your marriage.
Deciding on the how, will be easier once you’ve reached the point of truly believing that divorce is the best option for you.
Deciding to divorce when your spouse has a mental illness is a difficult, complex decision.
It often involves first helping to get your spouse properly diagnosed and treated, and then figuring out the logistics of separating while also coming to terms with emotions of leaving someone who is sick.All of my family says, “I can’t believe she’d ever scream those things to you.I can’t believe she’d ever do that.” It’s a two-faced situation.I’m not going to do anything with you until you get a job.”I draw lines. She asks for intimacy and closeness and I say, “Okay, you need to give me what I need first. I think there’s enormous social pressure and guilt involved in deciding to end your marriage to someone who’s physically or mentally ill.Part of that comes from the traditional wedding vows, “in sickness and in health” and part comes from a fear of others judging you which is often rooted in them not understanding what it’s really like to live with the illness.This means nearly 25 percent of college students suffer from some sort of mental illness.