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Does this sound like bipolar?

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OldScoolRoy

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We wife for years has gone through phases and the phases all tended to be extreme but harmless even if expensive.

Recently she has gotten lost in conspiracy theories and hard core religion (fundemental Christian on steroids). Last sept she pulled out boys out of school without my consent to take them to the mountains because a meteor was going to hit. We live near the ocean. I had to get a court order to get them back.

Then she built a house in the mountains with a real deep steel underground bunker fully stocked with survivor food. The house is "off grid". She spent about 1.5 M US. She built it because we are in end times. Ugh.

Then in Feb our son got sick needing a liver transplant. She refused to consent because she felt Jesus would heal him. Our son was end Stage with 24 hours to live. Fortunately the priest at the hospital was able to talk sense into her.

And I am leaving a lot.

But here is what I want to know. At times she seems totally normal. Wants to go to dinner. Buy me a shirt. Bike ride.

Then she will go listen to end of times videos for 8 hours leaving me to take care of the kids.

It's the occasional normal behavior that confuses me along with her having no idea she is behaving in a very odd way with outlandish delusions.

When people have a MH issue do they know? She will not see a physiatrist because in her words she does not need meds.

any comments appreciated. Trying to figure out what I am dealing with.
 
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We wife for years has gone through phases and the phases all tended to be extreme but harmless even if expensive.

Recently she has gotten lost in conspiracy theories and hard core religion (fundemental Christian on steroids). Last sept she pulled out boys out of school without my consent to take them to the mountains because a meteor was going to hit. We live near the ocean. I had to get a court order to get them back.

Then she built a house in the mountains with a real deep steel underground bunker fully stocked with survivor food. The house is "off grid". She spent about 1.5 M US. She built it because we are in end times. Ugh.

Then in Feb our son got sick needing a liver transplant. She refused to consent because she felt Jesus would heal him. Our son was end Stage with 24 hours to live. Fortunately the priest at the hospital was able to talk sense into her.

And I am leaving a lot.

But here is what I want to know. At times she seems totally normal. Wants to go to dinner. Buy me a shirt. Bike ride.

Then she will go listen to end of times videos for 8 hours leaving me to take care of the kids.

It's the occasional normal behavior that confuses me along with her having no idea she is behaving in a very odd way with outlandish delusions.

When people have a MH issue do they know? She will not see a physiatrist because in her words she does not need meds.

any comments appreciated. Trying to figure out what I am dealing with.
in short, yes.

I'm sorry it sounds very difficult.

I have Bipolar II which is very subtle and usually appears as Competence instead of mania but your wife could perhaps have a more complex dx.

Your wife feels she doesn't need meds then she doesn't. What you have to decide is if you want to live YOUR life this way.

Sadly you cant force someone to change.

Best
BDU
 
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Thank you BDU. And you are right. I can't live like this anymore. So hard when we have two boys 9 and 11. It will be a bloody custody fight but I should prevail based her prior history.

TY.
 
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Thank you BDU. And you are right. I can't live like this anymore. So hard when we have two boys 9 and 11. It will be a bloody custody fight but I should prevail based her prior history.

TY.
maybe its time to give the boys some stability.

The courts will probably be on your side.

They can see parents coming a mile away, who don't put their kids first.

I wish I hadve back in the day, gone to court I mean, got proper custody. It would've changed everything.
 
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