Author(s): Jon P. Bloch
"The Bi-Polar Relationship" discusses common relationship issues within the context of bipolar disorder. Reassuring yet realistic, Dr. Jon Bloch first describes and explains the disorder, so that partners can better understand what their loved one is going through. From a brief synopsis to treatment options and information on medications and side effects, readers will find relief in understanding what's normal, what's not, and what might change and what definitely won't. Dr. Bloch then takes a deep dive into what it really means, day by day, to be a part of a relationship affected by bi-polar. He provides information and advice on the following topics: Communication, Trust and Loyalty, Family Planning, Finances, Sex, and Maintaining a Sense of Self. By understanding the reality of bi-polar and what it means for a relationship, couples will be able to better relate to each other and plan for a successful future together.
Dr. Jon P. Bloch is an associate professor of sociological anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, where he wrote his dissertation on self-identity and the New Age movement. Bernard Golden, PhD is a practicing psychologist for more than thirty years. Nancy Rosenfeld who has bipolar disorder herself, is the author of three other books