Election Hangover

Too depressing to even write about.

K is entering another cycle of PMS fed from my pheromones. She yelled at me around 1 am this morning, blaming me for all her problems sleeping. Being woken up and yelled at in the early morning hours does little for my disposition. She and I need to have a discussion regarding her behavior. She began doing this last month. It's the only time she is ever upset with me and it is only for a couple nights, but imagine being yelled at for a couple nights in a row. Last month, it took me about a week before I began to feel human again.

Between the election, work, and home, I'm becoming irritable.


At 11:28 AM, Blogger moodymicello said...

I think waking up anyone and yelling at them is poor behavior no matter your diagnosis. And I would be more than irritable if I were you. Waking someone up out of a sound sleep is one of those things you just don't do. it is traumatizing to the individual. and unnecessary. I would talk to K about your own needs in this regard. Michele

At 1:31 PM, Blogger synergy said...

I have talked to K about it and we're working through it. No problems last night.

I received the compliment of being the best partner in the world today, as I remembered the wiring scheme and the plumbing issues for the basement.

At 9:36 PM, Blogger moodymicello said...

you seem to have quite a handle on all this remodel. Are you an engineer, architect, or in some other area of the building profession. I also note you are a reader of Rita Mae Brown. Me too. I am a great lover of cats and dogs. I am owned by an 18 yr old Tabby Amanda who just a month ago figured out how to climb the gate which is supposed to keep her in her room (brother Bill is allergic to cats). Your remodel sounds fascinating. Is it an old house?

At 1:02 PM, Blogger synergy said...

No experience whatsoever in the remodeling or even much in the homeownership side. K keeps me in line, reminding me when I want to paint something a pretty color that the entire infrastructure holding the wall needs to be shored up.

The house is about 130 or 150 years old and was abandoned for a number of years and then an inexpensive rehab was done to turn it into a rental. Now, we're finally trying to do some rehab work. Good thing is we're getting through the construction together. This is one point where many healthy couples fall apart with the stress.

At 1:30 AM, Blogger moodymicello said...

Well good luck to both of you with such an ominous task. michele

At 12:26 PM, Blogger B said...

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At 12:35 PM, Blogger B said...

Thank you for starting this blog! I too, am in a same sex relationship with a bipolar partner. This is what I have needed someone to talk to in the same kind of a relationship I am. I am currently seeing a therapist to help me adjust to this change. My partner has told me she is going to commit suicide. My partner "M" is a therapist in addition to being bipolar. So she has been able to hide this from everyone much longer than most people would. She is on multiple meds. Also diabetic.
She asked me if I would be willing to agree to a suicide pact if Bush won! I said no way, I want to live. Even if Bush is President for the next four years. I have a therapy appointment this week on Wednesday.

At 3:33 PM, Blogger synergy said...

B--I'm glad the blog is able to speak to you about the trials, tribulations, and joys of having a bipolar partner. I found the diagnoses to be a relief as K has modified some of her behaviors that I didn't like. But it took time.

Your partner sounds like she's really struggling right now. If she is a danger to herself or others, then think about what you may need to do in terms of having her hospitalized. It's painful and very difficult, but it is the right thing to do at times.

Also, the only way you will survive is by taking care of yourself. It isn't a bad thing to do so. Instead it's vital.

If I can help, email me at synergylk@gmail.com

Good luck!


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