Relationships

What my wife has done to heal our marriage despite my mental illness

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Restoring a marriage that has been injured by mental illness starts with a deliberate choice to begin again and again and again. As a couple works at rebuilding their strained marital relationship, it takes rugged willingness and patient endurance. Sometimes, the healthy partner must give 99 percent of the effort because the other may be…

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How my wife coped with the effects of my bipolar disorder

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How did I cope with the negative effects of Jim’s bipolar disorder? Well, Jim frequently says that education is over half the battle in dealing with bipolar disorder or other brain illnesses. I agree with him, because I believe knowledge about an illness and its treatments is as necessary for family members as it is…

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What to do if a mentally ill spouse is unwilling to get help

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Healing and rebuilding your marriage may seem like an impossible task. Your energy and optimism are probably depleted, if not demolished. Your emotions may be frayed to the breaking point. But if possible, do everything you can to save your marriage. However, if you’ve worked at your relationship for a long time and tried everything…

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32 ways to heal your marriage from the effects of mental illness

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While there are countless things you can do to repair your marriage, here are the ones that have worked for my wife and I and people we know. You don’t need to use them all, just use what works for you. Some of these strategies involve deepening a relationship with God. While we believe in…

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What I have done to heal my marriage despite my mental illness

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I realized pretty quickly that I’d have to take personal responsibility for healing our marriage. Although I have messed up plenty of times, I’ve worked really hard to heal and rebuild our relationship. I initiated daily communication about our feelings. We share our highs and lows, and how we feel about them. This helps us…

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The stories we bring to our marriages

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In every marriage, both the husband and wife bring their own problems into their new relationship: life’s past wounds, unmet expectations, misplaced priorities, and countless other issues. Because of this marital reality, life coach Rob Liano suggests, “Everyone has baggage. Maybe we should help each other carry it.” We both brought lots of baggage into…

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