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My son called me last week in tears because he doesn't know what to do about his partner's behavior. She is also the mother of his children. I was aware that she has had emotional issues over the years. Angry outbursts, depression mostly from what I knew. He has recently found out that she has been in touch with an old boyfriend and sending him messages that were inappropriate. They did get together once according to my daughter-in-law but did not have sex. She, as most people do, denied everything but this quickly turned to anger and accusations to my son that it was his fault because he didn't "love" her. This is absolutely not true. He has supported her and her son for 14 years as well as their own children. He loves her very much and even moved from where he had lived for his whole life to the city she grew up in so she would be closer to her family. I won't go on about this but suffice to say he has been a good husband and father.
These are the reasons I think she may have bipolar.
1) bouts of depression, low self esteem
2) guilt about what has happened in the past
3) change in mood from happy, laughing and talking about future plans
to flashes of anger and/or sulky behavior
4) partying with sexual behavior with other people (male and female)
5) loves my son one minute and threatens to call the police and have
him removed from the house and says she will say anything to
accomplish this. (he has this on his cell phone in a text)
6) threatens suicide - even in front of their children
If anyone has any thoughts on this I would appreciate it. I don't want to suggest this may be the problem to my son unless I have more information.
I love them both and just want her to get the help she needs because they are both hurting and it isn't healthy to be living like this for them or my precious grandchildren.
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