newly sober husband just now realizing the intensity of my bipolar

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SoulSpectrum666

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hey all

my husband just got sober and has been sober for 9 months. (YAY)
We just had a conversation about my bipolar and he basically said he's just now beginning to notice the severity of my situation and he suddenly feels confused a bit, and not knowing how to relate to me in my various states. I got my diagnosis 1.5 - 2 years ago and so we've known about it, however I guess due to the fact that he's sober and more acutely aware of stuff, he's seeing it now.

Any advice for spouses, books for them to read, articles for them to read? I've tried to describe some things to him many times but I think he needs some fresh information.
He also seems convinced that I ought to try medication but I'm against it. Don't want to effect our marriage badly but that's what is happening.

Advice on how to deal with a spouse who is well meaning but doesn't understand exactly?
Thanks in advance
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very impressed that your husband has come off the booze...
quickly looked on youtube and found this
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youtube is a good place to find out stuff about this but there is a lot of rubbish out there also! just keep watching videos and get a feel for what your husband would be receptive to.
 
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