Bipolar is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. When one person in a couple is experiencing the extreme highs and lows of a disorder like this one, it's impossible for their partner t to feel the strain too. Reassuring yet realistic, Dr. Bloch, Dr. Golden, and Nancy Rosenfeld explain what's rmal, what's t, what might change, and what definitely won't. They provide information and advice on typical troubling relationship topics, such as: Communication Trust and loyalty Family planning Finances Sex Maintaining a sense of self By understanding the reality of bipolar and what it means for a relationship, couples will relate to each other better today and plan for a successful future together tomorrow.
Dr. Jon P. Bloch is an associate professor of sociological anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, where he wrote his dissertation on self-identity and the New Age movement. Bernard Golden, PhD is a practicing psychologist for more than thirty years. Nancy Rosenfeld who has bipolar disorder herself, is the author of three other books