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I'm wondering if anyone's partner looked into bp and took an interest into it?  I have only had BP2 for amount a little less than a month (diagnosis wise).  She is a researcher/looker upper by nature but not when it comes to this.  I don't think she believes me.  It kinda bothers me.  I tried to talk to her about it but she seems to think I'm over reacting.  I'm not though. I would think she would be interested in my struggle if she loved me.  

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My husband is not interested in learning about my illness. He feels like he knows me. I could direct him to all kinds of resources, too. I dont think it is a sign that he doesnt care about me, though. He just doesnt see ir as a priority. 

He doesnt really research much in general.

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My husband, when I was married (I am long since divorced), had no interest in researching or learning about my diagnosis. He just wanted me to get a grip, snap out of it, and quit spending our money on appointments and such. I would have been OK with not researching if the rest hadn't gone with it. I think whether you get understanding and support is the key. Also, some spouses do look things up on the sly or ask their friends. I don't think it's a sign of love either way, I think it's the attitude and support you get (or don't) that counts most. But that's my opinion, based on my experience. 

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My husband is not particularly interested in researching my illness. That bothered me a little at first, but then I realized he was at least counting on me to give him some information. He's also very supportive: letting me know when he thinks my mood is shifting, helping me with therapy goals, etc. Still, I don't think it's necessarily a sign of her not loving you enough. It may be that she doesn't want to accept it because she cares about you so much. I believe that's why my grandma doesn't accept my diagnosis.

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My husband has the rough outlines of BP illness. He hasn't read much, but I tell him everything I know. He isn't always the best at telling when I'm having a mood change, but he's very supportive once I tell him I am. In his defense, he has trouble reading faces, he's in the 13% percentile of people for facial recognition.

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