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Janus' Husband: Living with a bipolar husband
27 March
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Janus' husband is a man who has been in a long-term relationship with a bipolar partner. This is the diary he creates to document the ups and downs of the life of the significant other of a bipolar sufferer.

Why Janus? In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings- often depicted as having two faces or heads, facing in opposite directions. Living with a person with severe bipolar disorder can be very much like living with Janus' representation: one moment he's facing one way, one moment he'll face another way...

I love my husband very much, but more and more often I have found myself with the need of documenting my experiences and feelings, specially as of late, when things have been at their worst. Unlike many, I do not have a support group or psychologist of my own with whom I can air out and express my burdens. The best I can do is to use this medium to put things in writing, to see if perhaps any kindred spirits reply and add some support, or simply serve as a testimony of the difficulties bipolar marriages must undergo.

Either way, here I am.