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What should I do if my bipolar partner cannot work on a treatment plan?

Ms. Julie A. Fast
Mental Health
Your bipolar partner may be too ill to work on a holistic treatment plan with you. The solution is to do what you can, make the changes you need to make, and go on from there. You may be amazed to discover that simply by making just a few changes in the way you relate to your partner regarding bipolar disorder, you can help your partner get better so that they can make some significant changes themselves. One option you have is to give this time, in the hope that gradual positive changes eventually will lead your partner to become more open to implementing further changes. There is a lot of work for you. Use the time to work on a journal, find supportive help, and make the decisions about what you need. When you have done this work, start to involve your partner slowly.
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series)

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