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  1. Spouse with Bipolar Type 2 / BPD and BDD

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    Wife has serious mental health issues (extreme anger, anxiety, extreme opinions about people that switch depending on her mood, very high neuroticism, compulsive mouth breathing, hyperventilation, etc.). I strongly suspect she has either Bipolar Type 2 and/or BPD. She also most definitely has...
  2. Confused - Needs Clarity!

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    Background We are 39 and 37 with almost 5 yrs. old DD. I moved to the US for grad studies in 2003 and got married in 2011. My W moved after the marriage. I have an old post http://talkaboutmarriage.com/considering-divorce-separation/120538-my-wifes-split-personality-vs-my-family.html. That...
  3. I can't figure out her attitude or personality

    New Member Forum - Introduce Yourself!
    Hi, Back in July we had a day that ended up costing us our relationship. The day after the event, I wrote this letter to her describing my perception of the events. After months of ignoring what I said completely, she finally said that my perceptions were not accurate but would not elaborate...
  4. if not for my son....

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    at the point of separation, we were 3 years and 10 months into our marriage. we will make 5 years of marriage in october, thou we are still apart. we'd relocated from from tx to ca 8 or 9 months earlier. we have a two year old (almost 3) son together, and she has a 17 year old daughter. she is...
  5. From engagement (to a uBPD) to driving away in 7 days. Frustrated beyond belief.

    General Relationship Discussion
    First of all, I am incredibly happy that this place exists. This is going to a lengthy post so I apologize in advance. This was written a month ago so please keep that in mind. I will be writing an update soon. I wanted to post it in case anyone has any insights on relationships with a possible...
  6. The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back

    Coping with Infidelity
    Firstly let me give a heartfelt THANKS to @Uptown. It was by chance that my google search led me to his description difference of a BiPolar and BPD individual that helped me make sense of my 21yr ordeal. Obviously, there is a lot to this story although I am going to try to keep it short and...
  7. LEARNING ABOUT SEX: From The Experts

    Sex in Marriage
    Getting help from experts… Part 1: In those 33 years leading to the birth of my son in 1977 human sexuality was studied extensively. This prose-poem is a brief survey and summary of the three major studies, and their place in my life both before and after 1977. In that year I was teaching...
  8. BPD- how you get thru this part of the process?

    Physical & Mental Health Issues
    This is my first post, but have been hanging around for a few months. I cannot tell you all how therapeutic it has been for me to have found this site. It has probably saved my sanity. Like many here, I’m dealing with a wife who has been BPD-like throughout our marriage (25 years). No, she...
  9. How do I talk to my wife about seeking therapy for BPD?

    Physical & Mental Health Issues
    I've looked at the symptoms of BPD and I'm sure my wife has it. I'm growing so tired of walking on eggshells. for a time I thought her behavior was my fault and I thought I was the worst husband in the world. I almost thought of divorcing her so I could make her happy since nothing I ever did...
  10. Wife shows symptoms of borderline personality disorder - pushing my family away

    Physical & Mental Health Issues
    I have been married for 4 years. I've always known that my wife was abused as a child, physically, emotionally, sexually. She was raised in poverty and spent time in woman's shelters when her mother was in between relationships. When we met, I was convinced that she was my soul mate, I have...
  11. Finally I came out of FOG and ran away of 14 years of marriage

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    Here is my Story: I have been married for 14 years and now have a 8 years of son. What a bumpy road of my marriage when I look back. I just informed my lawyer to file the divorce for me. My wife can be a lovely and caring friend. That was what let me fell into love with. But Just after...
  12. I am a punching bag

    General Relationship Discussion
    I have come on here posting snippets of my relationship issues. I don't think I have ever posted my whole story so here she goes. I was married for 9 years to an abusive man. Psychopath more-so. As long as he was 100% in control, he was fine. He was physically abusive to the kids and...
  13. Don't know if I can go back to H?

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    I am hoping to make some sense of the following situation in that I think my estranged H is playing games. Your thoughts would be appreciated. I left my H back in september 2011 after suffering domestic abuse from him, verbal and emotional. When we first met he was lovely and kind but not...
  14. Text Messages

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    My STBXW and I separated back in November of 2010 due to constant verbal, physical and emotional conflict. I left the house and filed for custody a few months ago and we have our first hearing next month. My STBXW still harbours hope to reconcile but after several MC and IC the same persistent...
  15. Perseverance, Understanding or Leaving?

    Coping with Infidelity
    Compulsive liar, personality disorder or both? My wife cheated with a co worker. Thousands of texts per month were exchanged. After I found out she claimed they were just friends. She responded by telling me she did not want to be with me and had been planning to leave me for over a year. She...
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