The link to this post was left by Barb in the Meet and Greet today, and she looks at the self-care that is needed when you have been diagnosed as Bipolar, and how it influences many life decisions. Very upbeat and down to earth. Well worth reading. #recommended..
NOTE: This is a pre-written piece in which I was able to include today’s prompt.
My parents were married and had me by the time they were 23. I thought this was a life script I had to follow. So when I was 24, I felt behind schedule, and married the bass player in my band who I’d been dating for a few months and with whom I moved in almost immediately (pre-diagnosis). My parents didn’t like him and didn’t approve of the marriage, so we were married in City Hall with 2 friends as witnesses.
The marriage lasted about 3 years. Although he was supportive when I was diagnosed, our relationship was volatile, mainly because he couldn’t/wouldn’t get a job. He half-heartedly looked, but never got interviews.
He went back to school for one course (he had about a year left to…
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