Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder: Understanding & Helping Your Partner

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Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder: Understanding & Helping Your Partner

Format:  Paperback,

238 pages

Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc

Publish Date: Jan 2012

ISBN-13: 9781608822195

ISBN-10: 1608822192

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Maintaining a relationship is hard enough without the added challenges of your partner's bipolar disorder symptoms. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for yourself. This book explains the symptoms of your partner's disorder and offers strategies for preventing them and responding to these symptoms when they do occur.

This updated edition includes a new section about the medications your partner may be taking so that you can understand the side effects and help monitor his or her bipolar treatment. As a supportive partner, you deserve support yourself. This book will help you create a more balanced, fulfilling relationship.

Improve your relationship by learning how to: Identify your partner's symptom triggers so you can prevent episodes Improve communication by stopping irrational "bipolar conversations" Handle your partner's emotional ups and downs Foster closeness and connection with your partner

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Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9781608822195
ISBN-10: 1608822192
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 238
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 9781608822195

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Getting Startedp. 1
Treat Bipolar Disorder Firstp. 7
Multipolar Disorderp. 18
Medication Basicsp. 34
The Holistic Treatment Planp. 54
The "What Works" Listp. 65
Bipolar Disorder Triggersp. 79
A Couple Takes Chargep. 102
The Bipolar Conversationp. 127
Your Emotional Response to Bipolar Disorderp. 144
Work and Moneyp. l56
S-E-Xp. 172
What about You?p. 184
The Hard Truths about Bipolar Disorderp. 196
How to Create Laughter and Joy in Your Relationshipp. 210
Appendix Quick Reference Guide to Medicationsp. 219
Resourcesp. 237
Referencesp. 239

Book description

Maintaining a relationship is hard enough without the added challenges of your partner’s bipolar disorder symptoms. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for yourself. This book explains the symptoms of your partner’s disorder and offers strategies for preventing them and responding to these symptoms when they do occur.

This updated edition includes a new section about the medications your partner may be taking so that you can understand the side effects and help monitor his or her bipolar treatment. As a supportive partner, you deserve support yourself. This book will help you create a more balanced, fulfilling relationship.

Improve your relationship by learning how to:

  • Identify your partner’s symptom triggers so you can prevent episodes
  • Improve communication by stopping irrational “bipolar conversations”
  • Handle your partner’s emotional ups and downs
  • Foster closeness and connection with your partner

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