Hi again; as some of you already know my recently diagnosed husband has been living with his parents for the last 7 months. I see him or speak to him almost everyday. He started taking Depatoke 2.5 weeks ago and I am already noticing a difference in him. He has told me that his feelings for me are starting to come back and that he is certain that he loves me...but he feels incredibily anxious when he is around me. He admitted that he is afraid to hurt me more than he has already.."what if he takes off again"? is what he says. I told him that I have researched all I can about Bipolar , I even bought the book "Loving someone with Bipolar Disorder". I told him that I loved him and that I would do what it took to make this relationship work eg: try to avoid the triggers..give him TONS of space..see his psychiatrist with him so that she can give me tips on coping stategies. My question is.....is there anything else i can do to let my husband know that it is safe to come home. We have 2 wonderful 18 year old twin boys and we have been married 20 years. He is worth keeping despite this horrible illness.
Published On: May 25, 2008