I hope I can post here. My boyfriend (so not married yet, but we plan on it) has bipolar. He fell into a downswing recently after having a pretty upbeat, productive couple of months. I really hate how his confidence and self-worth plummets when he is depressed, that upsets me the most. He recently talked to me about not feeling good enough for our son (well, technically my son from my ex-H but we consider him "ours"), not contributing enough to the family, etc. and it breaks my heart. He is so intelligent, creative, and fun to be around, I really love him. I wish he could see things the way I do. But I know from having depression myself that it can really make you feel like the scum of the earth, no matter how much a loved one tries to reassure you.
Does anyone with a bipolar SO also have mental health issues themselves? I'm also in treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, and EDs.