Thursday, September 27, 2007


Hi everyone, I'm new to the blogging thing, so hopefully I'm not doing anything wrong etiquette-wise, I think this will be a lot of fun and therapeutic, too.

I live in MN, in a small town, and I married a very stable, hardworking, honest (read very wonderful) man. We've been married for 7 years now, and over the last year and a half his behaviors and thoughts have changed so much, and if I wasn't so sure of who I had married, I would have left by now, just for the fact that a lot of the things he has done have been beyond frustrating, and a lot of those things are what most of my friends call "deal breakers". We (both he and I) knew that something was very wrong, but it wasn't until the last month or so, that he has been tentatively diagnosed as bipolar. But that certainly doesn't end our story, if anything, it is just beginning.

I decided to start a blog because I have been just desperate to hear from people who are in my situation, and in all of my searching, both on the web and at the library, I'm finding very few personal stories, and even less hope. I realized that what our family is going through is not uncommon, and that there are probably a lot of us who are hungry for information and ideas. So I decided I would start a blog. Hopefully I will be updating this two or three times a week.

So anyhow, thanks for reading this, and I can get kind of wordy, so hopefully I won't talk your eyes off!