I. If you find yourself in a stressful situation and all you want to do is hit someone/something, stop and count to 10, or in my case 50 or 100.
2. If you get hit with an unexpected expense on your phone bill, count your blessings. At least you live in a part of the world where personal phones are common place, and not a luxury.
3. If your pdoc is running late for the umpteenth time, and you don't think he'll ever see you, count yourself lucky for the healthcare system we have. In some parts of the world healthcare, let alone mental healthcare, is practically unheard of.
4. If that screaming baby just doesn't seem to want to be quiet, remember you once was that baby and thank your parents for having you.
5. You're having the worst day of your life and no one seems to understand, thank God for your friends on this board who always seem to understand and sympathize with you. ( that means you Cookie, Snowy, and Silk!!!)
6. It's the holidays and once again you're spending it away from family and friends, thank Mr. Bell and who ever invented the internet for the phone and e-mail. Where ever would we be without them??
7. You call home to talk to extended family and once again everyone wants to know when are you coming home for Christmas (insert holiday) ?? Grit your teeth and be thankful for a family that cares enough to want to be around you. So many have no family or are not on speaking terms with family. So be grateful!!!
8. And last but not least, count your blessings everyday, and be thankful for the little things in life that show you are loved and love others.View Thread
Hi, welcome to the board. Is there anything in particular you're having troubles with?? You'll find that this community is filled with loving caring people who are there for each other no matter what. Just watch out for snowy and cookie. They like to cause trouble whenever possible. For example, see post entitled "Boo". You'll see what I mean. They mean well, and are always good for a laugh. Any how, welcome, and anything we can do for you just ask. Oh, the board tends to slow down close to holidays and the week-end, so if you make a post near any of those times, don't be surprised if it takes a few days for someone to answer you. Good luck, and best wishes.
jamireles1 I am blessed with a very sympathetic husband who understands my condition. But it's hard. Being bipolar is not easy. Might I suggest that you have your wife ready The Bipolar Survial Guide or Bipolalr for Dummies? Being informed helps. I hope that you are able to get back together with her and that eveything turns out okay. Meanwhile welcome to the board and we're always here for ya.
Been there got the t shirt. My temmper is so bad I almost busted the window of our truck to get at my husband during a fight. Might I suggest anger management classes? That's what I'm doing and it's helping. Remember it's not your fault it's the disease talking.View Thread