“Some sobering statistics: Depression has a much greater impact on marital life than rheumatoid arthritis or cardiac disease. Ninety percent of marriages where one person is bipolar ends in divorce. Persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder have three times the rate of divorce as the general public, which is about 50 percent.”
“This is all to communicate this message: marriages in which one person suffers from depression or bipolar disorder can beextremelyfragile.
I know, because I’m in one.”
Here are six tips that have helped us and other couples I know defy the statistics:
1. Cut the Crap
“If you are married to someone who is in denial, you have quite a job ahead of you. “I’m not crazy.” “There is nothing wrong with me.” “I am not taking meds.” These statements do little to move your marriage into the happy zone. In her book,“When Someone You Love…
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