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Re: My life partner has Bipolar ii

@Shaz51 

Battling kidney disease + diabetes + more whilst running a small business that enables you & Mr Shaz to earn income is no mean feat. 

 

Gentle encouragement Shaz, sometimes we do wish the moments of wanting to talk comes at a more convenient time.

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Re: My life partner has Bipolar ii

Very true @Darcy 

Mr shaz was a stay at home dad when his children were babies , while his first wife worked 

Now with us Mr shaz feels wow , I am going forward being self employed but now is trying to get a balance for himself is hard xxx

Re: My life partner has Bipolar ii

@Jay-e  I hope your 1st counseling session went well. I go every 4 weeks, in or out of a episode. I find it very helpful and really enjoy the time. 

 

@Shaz51 @Darcy  I encourage Mr Jones to talk about MH but sometimes it can go on and on like a broken record Smiley Sad even more so since ECT as he forgets conversations we've already had. I feel lucky that he also makes sure we talk about me and what I've got going on or how i am feeling. I've always appreciated how Mr Jones checks in with me even at his lowest of lows.

 

Sending love, we are still adjusting to Mr being back home. 

1st night of my daughter sleeping without a dummy (5 months old) wish me luck. 

Re: My life partner has Bipolar ii

@Mrsjones thank you for checking in! It was actually a really positive experience. I felt like it was a safe space just to talk about my feelings and reactions without having to moderate what I was saying - I'm very protective of MsJ when I'm talking to friends or family about how things are going because I don't want her to be judged unfairly. But in the counselling session I found I could speak very freely. The goals we set seem realistic so I'm looking forward to the process!

Re: My life partner has Bipolar ii

Thats great to hear @Jay-e

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