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jamireles1 posted:
My wife and I have been together going on 8 years. I am getting the fight or flight feeling in the relationship. She seems to think everything is fine, but it is like she has lost interest in me due to some of my Bipolar issues. I've tried to confront her about this but she tells me I am becoming "manic". I feel it is an excuse. The kicker is we have children which she is deeply involved in and she also has asperger's syndrome. Most people with asperger's have an issue with touching and feeling. It bothers her, NOW!
Before she had been diagnosed, things were fine. As a bipolar "bear" I need that passion back to keep me feeling stable. I think? Or am I just being selfish. Thoughts?
tat3r responded:
personaly i dont think you are being selfish i believe she is trying to figure out whear she fits in after findig out she had her diagnose of having asperger"s syndrome. when my cosin found out she had a depression disorder she felt that she had to think about her life she felt like she wasnt the sme person
davedsel57 responded:

You and your wife would greatly benefit from counseling. Both of you need to learn how to deal with and accept each others' conditions and how to best support each other.

I can tell you from experience that there is tremendous value in couple therapy. Please find a reputable therapist that you can trust. If you are both willing to do some work, you will find that you will reap tremendous benefits.

I pray you can get all this resolved soon.
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