Summary: Making a bipolar marriage a success could be the greatest challenge for a married couple. There may be a lot of ups and downs which have to be faced.
A bipolar marriage is just like a roller coaster ride which can go on full speed and may crash at any time. The first and foremost challenge in a bipolar relationship is to find out that the problem is bipolar disorder. Many times the couple has no idea about the disorder. So, every day is a big challenge. Mood swings change every minute and every passing single day is tougher than the previous. Partners cannot judge what can be encountered the next moment.
Bipolar disorder can occur in anybody and there are scientific reasons behind the same. It is a state of mental disorder which is characterized by abnormal mood swings and fluctuations in energy. It is very serious as it can spoil relationships, career or academic performance. A person with bipolar disorder is not always at the peak of mood swings. He is normal in between the mood swings. Sometimes, at times of depression, it can drive one to suicide. The best thing about bipolar disorder is that it can be treated if proper care is taken. So it has to be diagnosed at an early stage and proper medication has to be administered. It becomes a serious mental disorder if timely treatment is not given.
Once a partner gets to know that the spouse has bipolar disorder, proper research needs to be done on the subject so that you are well-informed and know how to deal with the situation. Then make sure that you extend all the help and support by getting an appointment with the therapist.
Some helpful tips for the spouse to deal with the situation:
Surviving a bipolar marriage means a lot of sacrifice by the spouse. The only solace is that it is treatable with proper medication and the role of spouse is very critical.