How do I put this? Well here it goes - my son (21) has told me that he is experiencing erectile dysfunction. He is only taking depakote, the generic brand 1750 DR. He was on ativan and abilify for a short time after going into the hospital. He's been off the ativan for a while and the abilify I would say for at least three weeks. What could it be? His pdoc is on vacation this week and hate to bother him with this. Your help is very much appreciated.View Thread
Has your husband read any books or educated himself on bipolar? I know that reading books and asking questions helps me understand what my son is going through. Most of the time I have the patience of a saint but once in a while I do lose my patience with him and I feel really bad afterward. My husband on the other hand has not read anything and doesn't understand. Men.
Being married is hard work sometimes. Im sure there are times when my husband would like to leave and I know there are times I would have like to have left. We all have bumps in the road along the way. I hope it will all work out, after all your sweet and funny and great person.
As for the kids, I'm no expert but I would wait to make sure this not a temporary thing before you tell them that he left. The trip idea sounds good for now.
I'll be thinking of you. Lots and lots of hugs.View Thread
Laura, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband leaving. You tried your best and that is all anyone can do. Maybe he will change his mind. I noticed that you posted eight miserable years. Were they all bad? Sometimes we say and do things we don't mean in the heat of the moment, perhaps he's just having a bad day. I wish there was something I could do or say to make you feel better. I really hope things work out. I will be thinking of you. LovingmomView Thread
I was truly touched by everyone's stories too and your message to your friends is so beautiful. Thank you for including me. Your kind words mean so much to me. I'm glad you love having me here because I love being here. Even though I've never met you in person I think you are a beautiful person with a huge heart.