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Living in a Bipolar Marriage – Beating the Odds

[Sara] writes about Bipolar Disorder and the profound impact it has had on her marriage. Some topics have included sorting through the medical jargon while a spouse is hospitalized, talking to children about their parent’s mental illness, and tackling the stigma of mental illness.

Living in a Bipolar Marriage – Beating the Odds

According to commonly quoted statistics, 90 percent of bipolar marriages end in divorce, which gives bipolar marriages only a 10 percent chance of survival! When one factors in the difficulties of living with somebody who cycles through depressive and manic episodes, including manic episodes in some bipolars of binge spending, or worse, hypersexuality which results in infidelity, it is not difficult to see why the odds are stacked up against a long lasting bipolar marriage.

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Putting a Stop to Verbal and Emotional Abuse

Putting a Stop to Verbal and Emotional Abuse

41ce36jv2l_sl160_As we heard from our guest Kellie Holly last week, verbal and emotional abuse is insidious and destructive. Once you recognize you’re in an abusive relationship, what do you do about it? Shelly and Dr. Michael Marshall say putting a stop to verbal and emotional abuse is up to you.

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Living with Verbal and Emotional Abuse

Living with Verbal and Emotional Abuse

kellie-hollyIt took Kellie Holly almost fifteen years to realize she was in a verbally abusive marriage. Living with verbal and emotional abuse conditioned her to doubt her instincts, and convinced her that she was the cause of her relationship problems.

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Mending A Broken Relationship

Mending A Broken Relationship

stosnyIf you’re like me, identifying all the ways your partner contributes to your relationship problems is easy to do. Pointing fingers isn’t difficult when they’re aimed at someone else. But Dr. Steven Stosny says mending a broken relationship requires compassion, not blame.

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