I'm really looking for information about depression/bipolar disorder. My wife and I have just had a monumental bust-up about money. Long story short - she set her heart on new house and I went along with it, though with reservations - we are in our 50s and resigned to working until 70 plus, which is fine by me. But we had to double our mortgage and my credit card debt has risen substantially. She displays megalomaniac tendencies and if we disagree about something she will sleep in a spare room for a week, weeks or a month before snapping out of it. By nature I am non-confrontational, which she seizes on at any opportunity, almost goading me to violence (which I never had nor would). The thing is her late death was a manic depressive and I'm guessing that it is hereditary, as her brother and one of her sisters appear to be similarly afflicted. Previously I was married to a lovely woman whose bipolar disorder was so destructive that she refused any attempts at getting help and nearly knocked me completely crazy when she left
Any hints or advice anyone could offer would be very welcome.