I’m married to a Bipolaroid…

A beautiful piece by the husband of one of our contributors. A must read!

Recruit's Story


I’ve been wanting to write a post about being married to a bipolar disorder sufferer. Wait, sufferer is not the correct word… Anyway, the point is that my wife Ilze, was diagnosed many years ago, many years before we even met. She shared all of this with me before we even starting dating – pretty much in the first full conversation we ever had, which was via Facebook messenger, I might add, as I was halfway across the world in the Middle East!

So I guess I knew what I was choosing when we started and even when I proposed, or at least I thought I knew…

We’ve just gone past 11 months as a married couple – it’s been amazing. But its also been a challenge – sometimes extremely difficult…sometimes and I’m not proud of this, I’ve wished she was different…sometimes I’ve wanted to run away…But I’ve learned a…

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