Bipolar is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. When one person in a couple is experiencing the extreme highs and lows of a disorder like this one, it's impossible for their partner not to feel the strain too.
Reassuring yet realistic, Dr. Bloch, Dr. Golden, and Nancy Rosenfeld explain what's normal, what's not, what might change, and what definitely won't. They provide information and advice on typical troubling relationship topics, such as:
* Trust and loyalty
* Family planning
* Maintaining a sense of self
By understanding the reality of bipolar and what it means for a relationship, couples will relate to each other better today and plan for a successful future together tomorrow.
--- from the publisher
About the Authors:
Jon P. Bloch, PhD (New Haven, CT), is an associate professor of sociological anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and is the author of several books, including The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder.
Bernard Golden, PhD. (City, State), has been a practicing psychologist for more than thirty years. Dr. Golden has also authored Healthy Anger: How to Help Children and Teens Manage Their Anger; Unlock Your Creative Genius; and New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder. In 1994, Dr. Golden founded Anger Management Education (www.angermanagementeducation.com).
Nancy Rosenfeld (Chicago, IL) who has bipolar disorder, is the author of three other books, including Unfinished Journey: From Tyranny to Freedom; Just As Much a Woman: Your Personal Guide to Hysterectomy and Beyond; and New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder. In 1993, Nancy founded AAA Books Unlimited, a literary agency, and is a public speaker with extensive radio and television experience.