Bonnie Rice spent years trying to be the perfect wife and mother, immersed herself in home organization and self-help, hoping that somehow she could have the tidy, quiet, middle-class life that always eluded her.
After nearly twenty years of marriage she finally learned that it wasn't lousy housekeeping that was keeping her in chaos. It was the bipolar disorder that made her husband so critical of her attempts, and kept her walking on eggshells trying to please him.
Stepping gingerly off the eggshells, she has been working on ways to deal with the disorder, keep her identity and dreams alive, and simply please the husband she married who is buried deep beneath the bipolar bear she sometimes lives with.
Not wanting to waste the research, she is making her discoveries available to those who can use them. Enjoy the books--it took a lot of living to write them.
If Martha Stewart and Betty Crocker won't be hosting the holiday feasts this year--you can do it yourself. These are the recipes I have saved when they actually worked for me in the many years I've stumbled through holiday cookinig. Now I pull out this little book and have everything I need. I hope you'll enjoy these recipes as much as we have.
Love Has Its Ups and Downs: With a Bipolar Spouse is a manual for living with a husband or wife who has bipolar disorder. While there are many books about how to support a person with a mentai illness, Love Has Its Ups and Downs tells you how to do that without losing yourself in the chaos.