While other disorders, such as depression and anxiety, may work in cycles or waves, Bipolar Disorder requires constant, vigilant management.The disorder is typically managed by daily medication and talk therapy.Sometimes the best support you can offer is just being there.By the end of our relationship, I’d learned to ask him if there was anything I could do for him. For a while, I was offended because I felt like as his partner, I should be able to fix things.
He's also medical director of NRI Community Services in Woonsocket, R. and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women.
Navigating any romantic relationship -- whether it's dating or marriage -- can be a tricky endeavor.
Add bipolar disorder with its roller-coaster ride of emotions into the mix, and relationships become even more challenging.
The trademark of Bipolar Disorder is a major mood imbalance.
The person may go from depressed to a manic state, or may experience other shifts in mood that affect the person's ability to function.
When Jim Mc Nulty, 58, of Burrillville, Rhode Island, got married in the 1970s, everything seemed fine at first.