Lots of interesting posts.
asdff, I wonder assume that husband who sepnds lots of money on sports then goes onto a new one, is not bipolar.
It is interesting if someone with bipolar sends money on something then don't use it, they are manic and an excessive spender but if someone without a label doesn't the same people say he is going through a phase.!
Ruby when I am well I am careful with money, I cant remember the last time I bought new clothes, I was into op shops way before it was trendy, back in the 1970s and 1980s. In those days people would be embarrassed if I saw them in an op shop whereas I was very thrilled I could get bargains.
However when manic I would waste money as I was so impulsive and I soon got into debt but still for years I was in denial!!
Velvet, tell all in a book!!
Asdff, my child is an adult now but I still have the emotional scars from those years. I think we blame hormones from birth to death for bad behaviour.
I found the worst thing is to argue and scream but it is hard when all your buttons are pressed.
In hindsight I needed to set boundaries but I felt so guilty that I had caused the rpoblems and her dad said all her bad behaviour was my fault. That did not help by sagging self esteem.
I tried to find time we had together without her siblings and she could choose an outing, if we managed at outburst free week!!