Is anyone out there married to or dating someone who is not only bipolar, but an alcoholic as well?

I really need some help...
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replied September 21st, 2009
Bipolar & Alcoholic Spouse/Significant Other
Yes, my husband is bipolar and used to drink. I threatened to leave, he stopped drinking but doesn't stay on course with his medicine. For the past month or so he has not taken his meds and we are fighting like crazy. We have a 5 year son and I am on the thinking of separating from him to my son doesn't have to witness this behavior.
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replied May 30th, 2011
oh it was like with my experience when i was hitted with a bipolar man aged 45 and im 24 .I really hate what he did i think there is no way for him to be understood in a way he badly treat me.
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replied September 29th, 2009
Yes, my husband is bipolar, has MS, and had an addictive personality (alcohol and drugs). His neuropsychologist said it's very unusual for men with MS to have bipolar - much more common in women. He also has cognitive problems - reasoning, plannning, carrying through - which are common w/MS. Very hard to deal with and no emotional support
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replied October 22nd, 2009
M.S, Bi-polar, alcoholism
I also am living with M.S, Bi-polar and alcohol abuse, and yes it is living hell. He also has the cognitive issues and is becoming more verbally offensive everyday. Emotional support? A therapist who understands why I'm stuck here financially and really is trying to help, but I can see him everyday! Today was another day of hell with him! Lori
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replied March 13th, 2011
Just separated from bipolar boyfriend of 7 weeks (knew him for 12m before that).
Rapid cycling. I have 3 young children and simply cannot continue such an unhealthy relationship, despite loving him deeply.
I look back and see I have had one bipolar ex, possibly 2, and one extremely depressive ex.
Would love to meet someone who is stable, but for now I am grateful that I am experienced enough to see the signs, strong enough to say goodbye to someone I love, and that I can prioritise the needs of my children and I.
I live in a shed, but we are happy, healthy and financially independent.
There is no way I could stay sane while dating or living with this person.
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replied March 13th, 2011
Sorry, that wasn't very helpful - ex didn't drink every day, but several times a week he would down 700ml of vodka frighteningly quickly. Ate lots of sweets too, and rediculously strong coffee.
Not an aggressive ex until I broke up with him.
Honestly, its tough to hear, and you may not consider this ever, or you might now, or in 12 months, but in my experience the best thing you can do for you and your children is to separate, and keep contact to a minimum, and safe.
Find some really good friends.
Sometimes love is just not enough.
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replied March 13th, 2011
Just separated from bipolar boyfriend of 7 weeks (knew him for 12m before that).
Rapid cycling. I have 3 young children and simply cannot continue such an unhealthy relationship, despite loving him deeply.
I look back and see I have had one bipolar ex, possibly 2, and one extremely depressive ex.
Would love to meet someone who is stable, but for now I am grateful that I am experienced enough to see the signs, strong enough to say goodbye to someone I love, and that I can prioritise the needs of my children and I.
I live in a shed, but we are happy, healthy and financially independent.
There is no way I could stay sane while dating or living with this person.
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replied April 4th, 2011
my boyfriend (or ex now, i am not even sure) is bipolar 2 and while he doesn't drink frequently, when he does, he binge drink and get drunk. He was fine one day, and then the next day, he just became a different person, it was as if something "flip" inside him, said he has no emotion, no feelings, doesn't love me anymore and ask me to leave. Do you experience this?
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replied April 4th, 2011
When my ex is manic he is completely different.
When not manic he is placid and affectionate, trying to "get me back".
When he is manic (he drinks) he is aggressive, frightening, threatens my life and is illogical.
I get by by having no contact. I let his emails come through in case we end up in a legal wrangle, but that's all.
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