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Are the Holidays the ‘Most Dangerous Time of Year’ for Relapse?

16 hours 59 minutes ago

Navigating the holidays in a healthy way means admitting some of the things I enjoy most about Christmas are actually bad for me.   Sometimes I feel like Christmas is a conspiracy to test my recovery. The parties that interfere with my sleep schedule, the baked goods promising a sugar high (and crash), the alcohol...

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After 30-Year Marriage, This Wife Keeps Her Focus on Courage

18 hours 4 minutes ago

While they have both dealt with turbulent times, Christina* and her husband find inspiration in their faith and encourage others to stay hopeful in their marriages.     Please tell us a little about your journey… My husband and I have been married for 30 years and have been through many dark times. The worst...

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How Dealing With Bipolar Made This Young Couple Stronger

18 hours 32 minutes ago

In their early 20s, *Emily and Sean have lived together for over two years; the engaged couple share their positive journey with Sean’s bipolar:     EMILY: What does caregiving in your household look like? Caring for Sean has never been a burden for me. For a while Sean had trouble keeping a job, just...

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Couple Learned Patience & Understanding Through Search for Husband’s Bipolar 1 Diagnosis

18 hours 48 minutes ago

While “Satur-dates” together help to strengthen Sharon and Clayton’s* marriage, each also needs to spend time alone. Having a good support system and the right doctor help, too.   Did you know that your husband had a mood disorder or struggled with moods when you met him? When I met my husband in high school...

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When Your Loved One Can’t Get Out of Bed

19 hours 2 minutes ago

Just getting out of bed can be one of the biggest challenges for your loved one; find out how you can support them through bipolar depression:   Know what you’re dealing with It is through knowledge that you’ll have continued compassion to help your loved one. Make sure you are intimately educated on everything about...

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What To Do When Someone You Love is Diagnosed With Bipolar

19 hours 21 minutes ago

While finally getting a diagnosis of bipolar disorder may come as a relief, it’s also loaded with questions as to where to go from here:   Understand the diagnosis Both you and your spouse finally have an explanation for the confusion of ever-changing moods and an array of other symptoms and a map to the...

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Hope & Harmony Headlines: Taming Obsessive Thoughts as We Look to the New Year

20 hours 12 minutes ago

December 27, 2018   •   Volume 11, Issue 52 Subscribe to Hope & Harmony Headlines Taming Obsessive Thoughts as We Look to the New Year Don’t let the “what-ifs” get in the way of living your best life. Especially now, on the brink of a new year, it’s time to put obsessive thoughts in...

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