Q: What Can We as Family Members Do?
We've been coping with a believed to be bipolar situation for some
time now. My siblings and I have watched the spouse of the diagnosed
disorder be mistreated for some time now. Unappreciated and tormented.
Anyway, I realize you cannot comment on a particular case, however, can
you recommend books or a website that can answer our question as follows:
As family members, are we doing the right thing? What should we be doing?
Should the diagnosed person be corrected or even yelled at? Should
we be harder on them or "give them the benefit of the doubt 'cause they
cant help it"?
There are many factors surrounding our specific case but we are just asking that
you point us in the right direction. I could surf the internet myself but
it could take months to get through all the sites about this subject. Your
comments are welcome and anticipated.
Dear Paul -- As a start, for sure the place to go is
For more information see
Published April, 2001