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Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 10 months ago

What can I do about my fathers bipolarity?/How can I cope with it?

It s honestly been tough living with a father with bipolarity. Every time he goes through one of his swings I feel scared and trapped. We can t have a regular camping trip without him acting up and ruining it for absolutely no reason. Last camping trip we had he threw his wedding ring in the dirt. We were forced to leave a day early. If I didn t feel helpless, I wouldn t consult a bunch of strangers on the internet. It feels like this family s being torn apart every time he argues with someone. I can t help but ask myself "What if he wasn t like this?" My father is a good person, and I love him. I know he won t do anything irrational or hurt anyone, but I just fear about the family s relationship. What should I do when he has a mood swing? What can I do? How can I cope?

2 Answers

  • drip
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Get him to a doctor and he needs to stay on his medications.

    Nothing you can do to help him.

    If you google help for children of bipolar parent, several sites will pop up.

    You can ask your doctor or a research librarian at your public library to help you find support groups.

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  • 10 months ago

    My mom is also bipolar and all I can do is deal with it. I've been dealing with her crazy mood swings for 25 years, it's now become normal to me. We can't go out to a family dinner without her starting a fight with either the server, me or my dad.

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