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Please help me
I'd like to welcome you here to the Forum. I"m sorry abut your daughter's condition and hope things have improved. As you say it is an incredibly stressful time for all of you.
For your ex to keep chopping and changing wold be very hurtful and leave you feeling lost. It is true that excessive stress can make one do all sorts of things. I mainly just wanted to withdraw, though I never put it in terms of wanting to be single, just be by myself at the time.
I believe if someone's parent has bipolar it may be possible they have a predisposition to the illness and events in life which bring on stress may make the condition morel likely. This is just my own understanding, I'm not a doctor. Your ex may be very conscious of this and have it hanging over his head, which of course creates more stress again.
So I guess the most immediate concern is to see if your ex will seek medical advice. I'm not sure how you go about that. Is there anyone you think he might listen to? Would it be suitable for your son to bring the matter up?
All if this, your daughter's illness, and your ex's behavior will have had an effect on your children to. My I ask if you have support? Are there other family members or freinds to care and help?
I would like it if you came back and talked abut this more, you are not alone.