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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.


1) Bipolar Disorder in Adults. NIH.gov. Retrieved January 18, 2016.

2) Advantages in Bipolar: No Longer if, but Why. PsychologyToday.com. Retrieved January 18, 2016.

3) Does Bipolar Disorder Make Me Psychic? psychcentral.com. Retrieved January 19, 2016.

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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