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Old 02-08-2012, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ItalianHitGirl View Post
Congrats on having a breakthrough with your man. What an uplifting moment that must have been for you. You mention that "self realization and routine" are the key to controlling your bipolar disorder. Does that mean that you're not medicated? It's extremely rare for a bi-polar patient to remain completely stable without some kind of medical intervention. If you're able to do it, then that's absolutely wonderful and hats off to you!

But keep in mind that if you are in fact maintaining completely mental stability and you're not medicated, and you're maintaining complete sobriety without any interventions other than "self realization", your man may not be able to do the same thing when he gets out and may need your support to seek outside help (doctors, AA, etc). Be careful not to make him feel like since you did it alone he should be able to do the same thing. Just something to keep in the back of your mind.
completly agree 100%
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