And now we're going to toss it over to Bipolar Expert Answers Lisa Sundstedt. Lisa?
Hi and welcome back to Bipolar Expert Answers. I'm your Bipolar host Lisa Sundstedt. And I'm here with noted psychiatrist, Dr. Marianne Gillow.
Let's get straight to the question from San. My husband and I are finally going through with a separation and possible divorce.
For those who are bipolar and who have gone through a bad separation or divorce, do you have any advice or any suggestions? I've never been married, thank God. Go ahead.
Well, San, I think one of the things I have to say to you is a lot of the advice that I'd give to you would be very similar to that that I give to anybody going through a divorce.
It's very important for both members of the couple to have reach the conclusion that they did everything they could to make the marriage work, then you need to work on letting go.
As far as being bipolar goes, I would tell you just keep your radar extra alert just to make sure that the sense of loss doesn't turn into a major depressive episode,
a few of the things that you might want to look for is whether there's a change in your sleep or wake habits, whether you lose the ability to concentrate,
or whether there's a change in your appetite. But that said, my sympathy goes out to you and everybody else who is dealing with this difficult issue.
Yeah, I would also say go on some dating websites once you're ready you know.
I've had no problem meeting man even though I'm bipolar and so, if that's one of your concerns, you can let that go by the way your side.
There is hope. So, once you get through the sense of loss and the letting go process, there's hope. Remember, one out of six couples have met online.
Good to know. Thank you. Good luck.