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Information for Caregivers

Bipolar disorder affects more than one person. It also affects that person's family, friends, spouses, and co-workers. If you're caring for someone with bipoolar disorder—which can be as simple as sharing an apartment—Healthline has amassed important information specific to you. 

Explore different topics, including whether you could benefit from therapy or when it may be time to end a romantic relationships. 

Caregivers: Caring for Yourself

Caring for someone with bipolar disorder can be challenging, so it's important to remember to continue to care for yourself.

Could Therapy Help You?

Some who care for others with bipolar disorder have found therapy helpful to get through their own troubles and trials.

Dealing With Unpredictability

The ups and downs of bipolar disorder can be trying at times, but here are some pointers on how to get through it all.

Staying Away from Self Blame

Bipolar disorder is no one's fault. Learn how to keep from blaming yourself through trying times.

Supporting Someone With Bipolar Disorder

Even if you're not a caregiver, there are certain things you can do (and not do) for someone with bipolar disorder.

Ending Romantic Relationships

Some people enjoy the spontaneity that comes with bipolar disorder, while others cannot handle it. If you're thinking about breaking off a relationship, you may want to read this first.