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Sorry Not Sorry: A Wife Writes Her Husband About Bipolar Disorder

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Sorry, Not Sorry: A Wife With Bipolar Disorder Writes Her Husband Eugenio Marongiu/Fotolia

We tend to work harder and longer at goals persevering long after “regular” people would give up. (2) Read: persistent and tenacious, like a Jack Russell terrier.

9) The grace of Holy Matrimony

Remember what first attracted you to me? All this, #1 - 8. For better or worse. Thanks for staying.

10) I’m sorry

Perhaps you wanted an easier, softer way, a regular candlelit-dinners-and-gingham-curtains lifestyle, easy-breezy conversations and equanimity.

I try very hard to overcome my prickly, high-maintenance, exquisitely-sensitive self, to raise confident, emotionally intelligent children and to love you, making healthy meals and planning a happy life.

I’m sorry for the hiccups and surprises. And also not sorry. Born this way.

By the way, I renewed our passports.

Sources:

1) Bipolar Disorder in Adults. NIH.gov. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-in-adults/index.shtml

2) Advantages in Bipolar: No Longer if, but Why. PsychologyToday.com. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/bipolar-advantage/201306/advantages-in-bipolar-no-longer-if-why-and-how

3) Does Bipolar Disorder Make Me Psychic? psychcentral.com. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/bipolar/2010/04/does-bipolar-disorder-make-me-psychic

Reviewed January 20, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Excellent explanation and very real. I liked how honest this was about the reality.

March 25, 2019 - 5:14am
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