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Bipolar Disorder

When the Love of Your Life Has Bipolar

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Advocate for an Early Diagnosis


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Get Open Consent from the Get-Go


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Walk in Your Partner’s Shoes


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Learn About the Disease


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Take Time to Figure Out Your Role


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Remember That You’re Still Partners (Even When It Doesn’t Feel That Way for Either of You)


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Advocate for Your Partner


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Know This: You Might be Depressed, Too


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Remember to Take Care of You


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Find Your Marathon!


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Is Happily Ever After Possible? (Hint: Yes)


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

@milepostmedia

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from life-threatening diseases to elite athletes. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.