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brinxsy

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Hi everyone…..new here. I’m 45 years old. My wife is 44 years old. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her early 20’s. We’ve been married since early 2012, together since 2010. I’m struggling to hold onto her. I’ve joined this forum for help. She recently left me (again), and I’m never sure if it will be permanent or not. It’s all very confusing to me, since I do not have any mental illness (particularly bipolar disorder) in my family. Some of my family members are lightly nudging me to finally throw in the towel……however, I still do not want to. No specific questions right now…..just glad to be here and trying to deal with the recent events, emotionally……not knowing where she is, etc. Thanks.
 
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Sorry for you man.I hope you journey's mercy and that you can get help here. Good luck my friend.
 
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Sorry for you man.I hope you journey's mercy and that you can get help here. Good luck my friend.
Thanks so much, Chuck. It’s been pretty lonely lately without her. I can’t even imagine or understand what is going through her mind now, too. Hope to get my thoughts together and ask some questions tomorrow. It is the “unknown” that eats me up…..sitting around wondering what happened and what’s going on. Just trying to get good sleep and stay as active as possible during the day during this separation.
 
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Been there man and I can sympathize with you are going through. For me it was a longggg time ago when I was about 40yo. I am 74 now and in retrospect I can see why everything happened the way it did. I got thru it my friend one day at a time. We all hate the unknown and the "not knowing" but please (and I know it's difficult) but try to take good care of yourself. Hang in there man and if you do it will all turn out just like it's supposed to. I promise.
 
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Hi brinxsy welcome to the forum :welcome:
 
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brinxsy

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Been there man and I can sympathize with you are going through. For me it was a longggg time ago when I was about 40yo. I am 74 now and in retrospect I can see why everything happened the way it did. I got thru it my friend one day at a time. We all hate the unknown and the "not knowing" but please (and I know it's difficult) but try to take good care of yourself. Hang in there man and if you do it will all turn out just like it's supposed to. I promise.
Your words have already given me a bit of solace…..just knowing I’m not alone ans that others have gone through the same (sometimes I have to be reminded of that during times like this). Thank you so much, Chuck.
 
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