Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder (2nd ed.)

Understanding and Helping Your Partner

by Julie A. Fast, John D. Preston

Series: The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series

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  • 1608822206
  • 9781608822195
  • 9781608822201
  • 9781608822218

Maintaining a relationship is hard enough without the added challenges of your partner’s bipolar disorder symptoms. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for yourself. This book explains the symptoms of your partner’s disorder and offers strategies for preventing them and responding to these symptoms when they do occur.

This updated edition includes a new section about the medications your partner may be taking so that you can understand the side effects and help monitor his or her bipolar treatment. As a supportive partner, you deserve support yourself. This book will help you create a more balanced, fulfilling relationship.

Improve your relationship by learning how to:

•Identify your partner’s symptom triggers so you can prevent episodes
•Improve communication by stopping irrational “bipolar conversations”
•Handle your partner’s emotional ups and downs
•Foster closeness and connection with your partner

 


Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1608822206
  • 9781608822195
  • 9781608822201
  • 9781608822218

In The Press

"Resources for individuals with bipolar disorder are few and far between, but those for the people who care for them are even scarcer. Julie A. Fast and John D. Preston have put together a valuable resource for families and caregivers of people with bipolar disorder. Taking a holistic perspective, these authors offer advice that will help readers help their loved ones with bipolar disorder. More importantly, this book encourages and helps readers to take good care of themselves and their relationships."
—Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, psychotherapist and author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder, The Bipolar Workbook for Teens, and other books