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Re: dealing with the delusional disordered Tabitha

Posted by habbyshabit on August 31, 2003, at 17:40:17

In reply to Re: dealing with the delusional disordered , posted by Tabitha on August 30, 2003, at 14:32:17

Hi Tabitha,

I'd leave the guy, but he IS my husband AND I love him dearly. I lived with him for over 7 years before this started happening. So it's not just some dating situation where red flags go up and you split. I've done that plenty in my time, so I know what you mean.

Actually, I have given up on trying to change him. I still hope the delusion will burn itself out. Except for the occasional references, usually in jest, to meds - I know it's the old story of leading that darn horse to water who refuses to drink. In reality, I hate the thought of him being on anti-psychotics - even the new atypical ones. The potential for horrific side effects is still there. AND from what I read, they may have very little positive effect on this illness, which is not neurological in origin, like bipolar and others.

As far as getting a therapist, I have been dropping seed thoughts that I felt I need one, mostly for dealing the changing nature of my bipolar disorder - though in my heart it's about coping in the long run with his illness. We start a new insurance plan next month and this may make it financially possible to that. I do think it may become more important as the years go by.

Thanks for your post Tabitha,
Hab


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