Re: Need some help coping with "bipolar" wife
I am just now seeing as I am new to the forum but I see that you are still actively posting, it takes a lot of courage to go thru your situation, and I am glad that you are standing by her side. Two things, there are still mental facilities that can help her, what happens when the doctor tries to tell her that she is bi-polar? Have you taken her to another doc to confirm cause I almost wanna believe the hospitals original diagnosis this seems like it is more than bi-polar. Also the student loans, you can submit a request yourself without her involvement, my hubby and I are low income and every year I go on there and do it for both of us, you just need to know her information to do it. You can try to get her a zero repayment plan because she is out of work and after 30 years it will be excused if you can't get her to sign off on the disability but if you do it online you shouldn't need her signature.
Sounds like she needs an intervention, you need to get the whole family together minus your son (get a babysitter for him) and sit her down and MAKE her open her eyes, she is never going to get better if she doesn't admit that she has a problem. You can put her on all the medicine in the world and if she doesn't know she has a problem it will not help her, for her sake I would steer clear of lithium that sh!t has so many side effects that last long after you stop taking it. If you can get her to apply for disability she can get all kinds of help. Good Luck..