So, when I told her doctor what was going on, that led to a bipolar diagnosis and a round of treatment that eventually didn’t work.
Then, I had to intervene again with her treatment and get her on something else.
My parents divorced when I was a baby and never lived in the same city after that.
I look back and remember good times with both of my parents present at piano recitals and graduation; however, I also look back and remember how hard it was for me when they argued “through me” about child support, paying for camp, and where I would spend Christmas.
I made a decision to never be vulnerable to her, never be intimate, because she’s taken a lot of things that she’s known about me and the closeness and it’s hurt me in her bipolar episodes.
Over the years, we have worked with teens and adult children of divorce who were raised in two homes.I had to approach her ADHD doctor and tell her what was really going on.They put on a very good outside face and they’re very horrible to people inside their family that are burdening them.I’m in a situation where I’m trying to get her to get a job and move out. The typical situation is it’s a male with bipolar who’s going through all of these things.All of the examples that I find to protect myself were geared towards women.