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Michele Soloway Sexton Patient Expert

Seymour, Tennessee
I have been familiar with bipolar disorder from an early age, as my mother has the disorder, too. We lost my sister to bipolar disorder on April 15, 2005. I am married to a man who also has the disorder, so I know it from both a survivor and a supporter's point of view. I live in Tennessee and... Full Bio
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Nov 05 2009 by Michele Soloway Sexton

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Blessings, Michele

Aug 18 2009 by Michele Soloway Sexton

Linda --

I'm glad you're getting something out of my posts.  I also post another one each week at: bipolarsurvivor-michele.blogspot com.  Come check it out!  The one on here is filtered from, the website I write for.  There is a whole lot there for supporters that might help you as well.

re: Your husband, unfortunately we can't change people or tell them what to do.  He is choosing to go the path he's on, and you can't help him.  But you said, "...all I can do is pray."  Linda, never underestimate the power of prayer.  God can go where we cannot.  I love the expression "With God all things are possible."  I even have a sign with that on it right by my computer so I see it all the time.  I know it may be hard for you to let go of your husband, and it may be painful knowiing some of what he's going through.  But you need to keep your own sense of balance and well-being, too.

I hope this helps.

Blessings, Michele

Aug 15 2009 by Linda F.
Aug 15 2009 by Linda F.
Hi Michele! Thank you for your posts!!! I wish I would have found you sooner. You have given me much inspiration particuarly related to the importance of being/having a good supporter. My husband has been diagnosed with PTSD and Bipolar I... he has left our marital home. He is struggling so much but is so far away from me so I can't be the supporter I long to be. I pray daily for him. I've only seen him one time, for a week, in the past 7 months. We can no longer communicate via computer or phone because he can't afford internet or phone. I'm lost so the most I can do is pray. Any thoughts?
May 13 2009 by Michele Soloway Sexton
Join with Michele as she shares the daily ups and downs of living with bipolar disorder.