I figured it was about time I updated everybody on having a bipolar spouse, since this blog is kinda about being married to someone who is bipolar.
Well, I think that I’ve compensated for things that trigger what I’ll call negative feelings. As I think about the things I do to facilitate and comfortable environment for bRaving, I would think that good husbands do the same things; sadly I fear that many husbands do not.
So here is a list of things (off the top of my head) that I do:
-look and listen to her for indications that something is “wrong”
-provide comedic relief in the form of funny pictures from the internet and random statements that she finds humorous now, but not several years ago when we got married
-provide relief by massage
-provide relief by helping her organize thoughts and plans
-provide relief by giving her space and time to be alone, or do whatever she wants
-provide relief by loving her and not leaving
This isn’t an exhaustive list, just some of the more important ones. I’m sure she would say there is more, and I’m sure there s, but this is a good start. Most of these are generally effortless, I don’t have to think about them.