Hi, how are you today? I hope you’re doing good.
We’ve all heard of miracles happening to people. Maybe you’ve even experienced a miracle in your own life. Or maybe you don’t believe in miracles.
Bruce Carroll sang a song called, “Sometimes Miracles Hide.”
And people claim to be healed of life-threatening diseases like cancer all the time. Wouldn’t you love it if your loved one were miraculously cured of bipolar disorder? Oh, I’m not talking about those fake miracle cures you see on the Internet. I’m talking about a real miracle cure.
What if the miracle cure is just “hiding,” like the song says? It would be nice, wouldn’t it? Miracles are great. When they happen. But what do you do in the meantime?
I mean, barring any miracle cure being discovered, your loved one is still going to wake up tomorrow and have bipolar disorder. And you’ll wake up still having to deal with the fact that your loved one has bipolar disorder.
What you have to do is deal with the reality of the situation. Your loved one has bipolar disorder. And sometimes it’s hard to deal with that, but you have to. You can pray for a miracle, but you still have to cope while you’re waiting.
So what do you do? Well, that is up to you and your loved one.
There have been some real tragedies where people have claimed to be healed miraculously of their bipolar disorder, so they went off their medication and ended up killing themselves in a bipolar episode.
So what’s the most important thing to do? You make sure that your loved one stays on their medications. But there’s other things you should do as well.
You make sure that they go to see their doctor, psychiatrist and therapist when they’re supposed to. You make sure that they stick to a good sleep schedule. You make sure that they eat right and exercise. You make sure that their life is as stress-free as possible. You make sure that they have a strong support system (besides just you). You make sure that you’re the best supporter you can be.
Show your loved one unconditional love. Listen to them when they talk to you – both to what they do say and to what they don’t say. Be encouraging. Remind them that you are there for them and that they are not alone in their battle against bipolar disorder.
Make the most of the normal periods between episodes. Be alert, and watch for signs and symptoms of an episode, no matter how long it’s been since the last one.
Keep yourself healthy – both physically and emotionally, so you can be strong. And be positive.
Stay hopeful that, miracle or not, your loved one can be stable and successful with bipolar disorder.
Sometimes miracles are of the man-made kind.
Well, I have to go!