So you want to marry someone with bipolar? You may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety as well as a constant uncertainly about your loved one’s ever-changing moods. At twenty-six, Kirsti Alexandra had been living and working … It helps you understand and tells you exactly what to do and how to do it, but of course still giving you power to choose. Start by marking “When Someone You Love Is Bipolar: Help and Support for You and Your Partner” as Want to Read: Want to Read. Plus, reading about someone who overcame their illness, earned a Ph.D., and is now a … There are not many books out there on relationships and Bipolar, so I was pleased to find this. moment, a new reason to cry (which we all know I need to do more). It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. My husband read it as well, and we intend to do the exercises together. The book is a reminder, too, of knowing what, and when, to deal with something as caused by bipolar disorder, and helps to expose BD for what it really is as separate from personal traits. Readers will learn how their partners may be affected by medication and what side effects they can expect. Daughter of the Queen of Sheba. This book was a game changer for how my partner and I viewed the illness. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Bipolar is an all encompassing disease that is still being defined today. The cons I have with the book is that some things just seem to simplified. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition, builds on the practical advice offered in the original book by offering critical new information on the medications that are sometimes prescribed to manage bipolar disorder symptoms. Anyone whose spouse or partner has the illness should read this easy-to-digest guide. That is … I liked the whole idea of a holistic treatment idea. It puts it in everyone's eyes. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I plan to read her o. Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar. Some parts were really good and clarifying. But we do need more than love to help someone manage an illness. The author or editor of 13 books, Dr. Last has been widely quoted and interviewed in the media. She's already done a wonderful job with living and contending with BD II, but rarely gets help outside of immediate self help books and therapy. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Extremely well researched and knowledgeable of field, and written with business and compassion. And the narrator did a fantastic job. “His Bright Light” by Danielle Steel. It is outstanding - a wonderful resource for anyone in a relationship with someone who is bi-polar (as well as the individual him/herself), and gives anyone interested a very good idea of how bi-polar manifests itself. 'The Bipolarfly Effect' by Kirsti Alexandra. The positive of this book is that it does discuss boundaries to make but it does not clear what is a bipolar disorder boundary or a plain old good boundary. (And if... Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder is a first of its kind book—written specifically for the partner of a person with bipolar disorder. This is the most valuable book I’ve in regards to my spouse and I’ve read tons of self-help type books! You may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety as well as a constant uncertainly about your loved one’s ever-ch. And even if you love someone who can’t get well or isn’t getting well, you can learn how to help yourself first and then work with them to improve your relationship. This book is mainly about strategies on how to deal with someone who is bipolar. Tell me what you’re feeling. I plan to read her other books as well. It can be magical, but it will be tough as shit. Really good read to understand a spouse with bipolar. It shows interest and investment and gives us an opportunity to be open. Cynthia G. Last, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida. The use of examples throughout the book were also extremely important and useful, as it is in the manifestation of BD where readers can find relevance. Dr. Last helps the spouse understand what the sufferer is going through and how both partners can get their needs met. If you have a loved one with bipolar, you know how disruptive and straining this disorder can be to your relationship. Please try your request again later. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? But there are so many good sides to loving a person with it. As a counselor I would share some of the information and ideas, but I would not recommend this book to clients. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This is the first book I've read on the subject and being that, I found it to be beneficial. This list may seem frightening, but it’s important to know that relationships can definitely be repaired, even after dangerous and life changing mood swings. I loved many of the sections that explained how to find what works for myself and my partner, most of which were at the beginning of the book. It is a very large and informative book, and I'm sure many people will find it useful. Which of course is key. Parts of this book actually made a tear up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Too many anecdotes that didn't help unless you were those people, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 October 2019, Other people's stories were not helpful, thought it would be practical help for partners of bi polar sufferers, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2017, In depth , funny, moving and most of all insightful and of great help. It's not your partner's fault they are sick. by New Harbinger Publications. Couples will find much useful information for coping with the disorder, improving communication, strengthening their relationships, and taking care of each other on both a practical and an emotional level." Tell me. I left the book on the kitchen table. We can be quite creative and can help you get your house beautified or … Reach out to professionals and read more on the topic from other authors. It's aimed at a couple managing the illness by recognizing the verbal/non-verbal cues that can spiral downward into depression or mania, and nipping the symptoms in the bud. All loving relationships take work and being with someone [who lives with] bipolar is no different,” adds Glo, from bphope.com. Romance novelist Danielle Steel turned to her own life to write … Amazing! The text assumed the reader really had zero experience with any sort of mental illness, and was not in the least bit psychologically minded. As far as therapy goes, this book, the Bible, my journal, and the soundtrack for "Once" are doing it for me right now. The book seems to focus on the relationship a significant other would have with someone who is bipolar. ", This author was recommended to me by a friend who has a family history of the illness. Something went wrong. There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from Australia. I would have to say though that it is too skewed in favour of depression as opposed to mania and hypomania. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2016. However, the author seems to have taken any opportunity she can to discuss her wonderful relationship with her partner, and how brilliantly her life is sorted. There were also some suggestions, that as a counselor, I could never recommend to a client. Meehl D, Meehl M (2005). Well worth someone's time if confronted and/or living with BD. Friends and Family Bipolar Survival Guide. This might be because this is a book for anyone rather than an deep helpful study. How have other couples learned to manage the relationship strains caused by this illness? Love is very important, of course! On the one hand, there were many helpful suggestions, such as creating symptom lists for various moods and mood episodes, which included thoughts, emotions, behaviors, etc. It’s Strategy #6. bp Magazine has many resources on how you can help a loved one who lives with bipolar depression. It's as holistic as the treatment plan it suggests and refreshing to hear that I'm not the only person (as a caretaker) who goes through this stuff. She has served on the faculties of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, and is internationally known for her research on the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. The books also seems to focus on people who are diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder (currently there are several types or disorder. However, the author seems to have taken any opportunity she can to discuss her wonderful relationship with her partner, and how brilliantly her life is sorted. Becca Most / [email protected] December 10, 2020. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for yourself. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2011. Although I would like to have a manual exclusively of my partner. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. the book gives excellent tips on how to handle the situation, that we are not alone, that we should improve and that our thoughts are not all bad or anomalous. The book seems to focus on the relationship a significant other would have with someone who is bipolar. It's as holistic as the treatment plan it suggests and refreshing to hear that I'm not the only person (as a caretaker) who goes through this stuff. When bipolar disorder afflicts the person you love, you suffer too. Those close to bipolar individuals may experience feelings of fear, loss, and anxiety and a constant uncertainty about the bipolar individual's mood. In that way, it was really pragmatic and encouraged uniting the person with bipolar disorder and their partner against the illness, rather than get bogged down in counterproductive and damaging behaviors and ways of relating to one another. I really struggled with this book. Look for triggers for bipolar episodes in your loved one. Here’s What It’s Like to Love Someone with Bipolar Disorder “Living with a partner who has untreated bipolar disorder is a nightmare. However as the book went on I expected it to keep going on finding things to try during the harder times of hospitalization and pill refusal, and it was a little discouraging given the fact that I wanted to hear specifics and how to's in that section the most. Knowing which is which might help to understand the boundary limit and while keeping it firm held in a more gentler light. --Mani Pavuluri, MD, PhD, author of, "This book is a 'must read' for loved ones of bipolar sufferers. Imagine someone with bipolar disorder, falling in love. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices. Sharing stories and solutions from her own experience and the couples she has treated, Dr. Last offers heartfelt, practical guidance for getting through the out-of-control highs and the devastating lows--together. However as the book went on I expected it to keep going on finding things to try during the harder t. A good study on how to living with your partner and working around the illness instead of trying to fix it. No one cares more deeply about these questions than Dr. Cynthia Last, a highly regarded therapist/researcher who also has bipolar disorder. Honest, informative and encouraging. It's certainly not the sort of book I want my partner to read. Owen S, Saunders A (2008). I have been searching for more of an informational book, downloaded this and it was a great source of information for bipolar. --Mary A. Fristad, PhD, ABPP, coauthor of. “Bipolar is manageable, but it takes work. On the one hand, there were many helpful suggestions, such as creating symptom lists for various moods and mood episodes, which included thoughts, emotions, behaviors, etc. I've been implementing many of the ideas from this book as I've seen fit to use with a dear friend of mine that has BD II, and it's in the revelation of the truths when we talk about the skills and systems of approaching the disorder talked about in this book that mark for me the book's usefulness, and perhaps now for her, as through my relating of the book's ideas and content she now wants to read it and participate in the systematic approach of better dealing with the effects of bipolar disord. Bipolar disorder is with the individual … Does this book contain inappropriate content? Fast is a critically acclaimed six-time author, radio host, national speaker, and sought after expert in the field of mental health management. 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