This is the first book to address the specific needs of the romantic partner of someone with biopoalr disorder. From the author of You Can Beat Depression and fourteen other books.
Bipolar Disorder is characterized by alternating periods of dramatically manic behavior and episodes of extreme sadness and hopelessness, often with periods of normalcy in between. Those close to them may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety and a constant uncertainty about the bipolar individual's mood.
This book is the first of its kind: written to the partner of a bipolar individual and designed to mend strained relationships and how to control episodic crises. Find out how to recognize a bipolar conversation. Survive the financial turbulence manic spending may cause. Deal with problematic sexual issues. Know when to call for help. All of the tactics in this book work to offer relief and engender a greater sense of stability.
Understand that the ultimate goal of this book, the development of a peaceful and loving relationship, is absolutely achievable with patience and good advice.
About the Authors
Julie Fast, freelance writer and Web master of www.bipolarhappens.com, lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is bipolar. She is very active in speaking publicly about the illness. She believes that with the right tools, bipolar disorder is a predictable and treatable illness.
John D. Preston, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of over ten books. He is on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Alliant International University, Sacramento campus. He has lectured widely in the US and abroad. He is the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's award for contributions to the mental health professions.