Hi, its so hard living with people with mood swings, especialy as they often chose the one they love to get angry with and blame for things. After reading the posts, my problem is not too bad, but it is still wearing me out, as I am a happy person and can deal with lots of ups and downs in life, but after an outburst from my husband, I am left feeling very down and desperate myself!
I am getting more and more desperate as my husband, knows he is being "strange" but when asked about his actions and feelings, he goes very very quiet, almost wispers that he knows what he has done. I understand he cannot help it but I want him to go to a GP, my worry is he will be "normal" on his visit IF, I can get him to go, all the things he does, most people do as we all have our off days. I try to block out his moods but he finds something to say thats particuly hurtful and as I cannot just leave the house (I run a B&B) its even harder and I am sure guests must think I am the difficult one!!
My husbands birth mother has Bi Polar and strangely enough his adoptive mother, in fact, my husband copies his mother strange behaviour when he is in a certain frame of mind, he will watch me with disgust when I am doing anything and take things from me or hoover where I am standing etc...all very strange, then he changes back, he almost says and does the same things but currently is having a bad period due to infrequent work, although we have had worse times and he has been fine.
I do think he need medication as he is very bad after a days work until he has eaten, he is also bad when worried about something, usualy money, when he turns "strange" he even pulls a different face and lifts one eyebrow, if you ask him to lift one eyebrow when in an everyday mood, he is unable too, thats one indication of his oncomming mood.
My question is, how do I get him to seek help? We do not know our Dr very well at all and although I am not to concerned about people knowing, I can understand how people do not like to be diagnosed, but these swings are having a big effect on my health and I often feel like crying the day after a bad attack. How do other people cope?