My 31yo BF has been diagnosed with Bipolar for about a year, although he has suffered with depression for a few years. We have only been together for just over a year (since just after he was diagnosed).
He is not very well at the moment and I am his only support. He has a couple of friends but they aren't fully available to help out (and shouldn't be expected to, I guess). All of his family are interstate.
I've twice had to call emergency services to assist in the last week. I've had time off work to sit with him at the hospital. I am physically unwell and absolutely not coping.
I feel like he is not trying to help himself (yes, I know that relatively speaking he hasn't been diagnosed for very long and may still be coming to terms with his illness...)
I am sick of being his emotional punching bag. I understand that he is unwell but his behaviour is currently ranging from basic rudeness, to emotionally/verbally abusive, to childish tantrum throwing (slammed doors, throwing household items), to being completely cold towards me.
I don't know how to get it through to him that I deserve to be treated with respect, even when he is unwell.