Bipolar dating living together
He eventually signed the house over to his wife to protect her and his two young children.
Finally, he says, "She asked me to leave because she couldn't live with the illness anymore." When people get into a relationship, they're looking for stability, says Scott Haltzman, MD.
But when those episodes do occur they can wreak havoc on a relationship.
During the manic phase, a person can lose his or her sense of judgment.
But when one partner has bipolar disorder, simple stressors can reach epic proportions.
That may be why as many as 90% of marriages involving someone with bipolar disorder reportedly fail.
"I've seen dozens of couples come through the door with their marriage in tatters." Bipolar disorder "puts a huge additional strain on a relationship, particularly when you don't have a diagnosis." Having a relationship when you live with bipolar disorder is difficult. It takes work on the part of both partners to make sure the marriage survives.
The first step is to get diagnosed and treated for your condition.
These wild swings put stress on his marriage and threatened to run his family's finances into the ground.
He tells Web MD that bipolar disorder can seriously complicate a relationship.
"The person, particularly if untreated, may be prone to changes in their mood, their personality, and their interactions that can threaten the consistency that is the framework of a relationship." He adds that not everyone with bipolar disorder experiences the distinct mood phases of mania and depression.
Weissman is professor of epidemiology and psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
She is also chief of the department in clinical-genetic epidemiology at New York State Psychiatric Institute.