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Have you ever had explosive rages like this in other relationships? Have you had the mood swings for a long period of time- how old were you when this started? Do you have any family history of bipolar disorder or any other mood disorder? Some of your symptoms sound consistent with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder but you would need to do a really thorough evaluation in order to accurately make this diagnosis. If it is bipolar disorder, there are lots of medications available to help stabilize mood and most people find that, once their moods are more stable, relationships are more stable and happier too.
Hi I'am 26 years of age and never been in any other long term relationships. I met my partner when I was 14 and have been with him ever since. We have a 9 year old daughter together. I don't think I have any family history of bipolar, but I have had what can only be discribed as a bumpy childhood. With a history of violence and ups and downs when growing up. I actualy met my other hald while in womans aid with my Mum sister and brother. So I don't know if this would be any reason for it.
I have a very outspoken family who like to tell you how to live your life and I always feel compelled to please other people, even if its not what makes me happy.
I find it difficult to express how I'm feeling and then explode when things get on top of me.
I don't really like admitting that I need help and will never ask for it, but I know I do. I have had about 3 violent episodes in the past 12 years, and as far as I'm concerned 3 too many.
How do I go about obtaining help??