• Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder

  • Understanding and Helping Your Partner
  • By: John D. Preton, Julie A. Fast
  • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-21-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (66 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An essential resource designed to help partners of people with bipolar disorder mend strained relationships, negotiate episodic crises, survive the turbulence manic behavior may cause, and more.
©2004 Julie A. Fast, John D. Preston (P)2011 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tracy on 09-17-15

Definitely worth the read

If you could sum up Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder in three words, what would they be?

Informative, Validating, Honest

What other book might you compare Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder to and why?

This is the first book I've read about this topic.

How could the performance have been better?

I'm sure the narrator is a lovely lady, but her voice makes me zone out. The dialogues between people should've been read by different people. Her voice is so monotone that I would have to rewind because I wouldn't hear half of what she said. A different narrator would make this book much better.

What did you learn from Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder that you would use in your daily life?

I realized I was taking things personally when I shouldn't. I realized the disorder is much more serious than I initially thought. I understand now what I thought used to be personality flaws are really just bipolar symptoms.

Any additional comments?

I'm so glad I read this book. I think it will be the first step in making positive changes in my relationship. Thanks!

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5 out of 5 stars
By I. Watkins on 06-13-15

Great book for understanding loving someone with bipolar

This book helps describe the symptoms and triggers for someone with bipolar. Is your great ideas on how to understand them and work with the triggers. You just have to truly love and be a very patient person to stay married to someone with bipolar.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 03-20-13

The title says it all...

I have downloaded 3 books on Bipolar Disorder, each with a different focus. This book focuses on the partner. However it is very informative and deals with the many symptoms of Bipolar. I don't fully agree with other comments I have read. The 'workload' is shared as much as it possibly can be, and the well-being of the partner (the target reader) is equally promoted. It faces the harsh realities and offers a logical approach to caring for someone with Bipolar Disorder. The narration is 'determined', as if each sentence is the punchline in a presentation. However, it is clear, and the book is well formatted and indexed.

I cannot say whether the techniques in the book work - I was on a fact finding mission - but I can say that I feel the content has helped me understand the condition more, and what could be done to make life better.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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