Who am I? I am Samantha Cruz ,31 (will be 32 in May) and I am married to a bipolar man. We have 2 wonderful annoying children together, a boy and a girl, who are still way to little to really know whats going on. My daughter is almost 6 and my son almost 3.
My husband was an Army Medic stationed in Germany where I met him in late 2005 and married him within 6 months. At the time I thought we had all these great reasons (noted here, it was not because OMG we were so madly in love but had to do with his deployment to Iraq). After he was diagnosed in 2007 I realized, it was a manic episode that had just sucked us in. Reading lots of blogs I think it’s a very common phenomenon within bipolar marriages.
Next month (April 2015) we will celebrate (more or less, probably less since my hubby is in a Depression) our 9 year anniversary. We went trough a lot, more than some people go through in a lifetime but maybe less than other bipolar couples experience. Either way I am not judging anyone about the decisions they make. We tattered on the brink of divorce more than once and it is the hardest decision one can make, but so far we stayed together and whether or not that was a good decision, I guess only time will tell.
At the moment we live back in Germany (my home country) right next to my parents, yeah me .. not! .. but miss the States every day. For 7 years we lived on the beautiful East Coast, and that is where my heart truly feels is home. My husband, which I will just refer to as J., is from the West Coast and even though I love to visit there, I don’t see us ever being at home there.
This will be my blog about every day life, struggles, ups and downs, heartaches and joys of my #bipolarmarriage. I hope you enjoy reading it, and maybe you can find yourself in some of it. Sometimes its good to know, you are not alone and there are other people out there going through the same pain as you do.
#bipolarmarriage: I cant promise to fix all your problems, but I can promise you won’t face them alone