What percent of bipolar marriages end in divorce?
In the United States and Canada, at least 40 percent of all marriages fail. But the statistics for marriages involving a person who has bipolar disorder are especially sobering—an estimated 90 percent of these end in divorce, according to a November 2003 article, “Managing Bipolar Disorder,” in Psychology Today.
Should I divorce my bipolar spouse?
The majority of marriages involving a spouse with bipolar disorder will, ultimately, end in divorce. The answer to the question above should, ultimately, be “yes.” However, I feel that society takes too broad of a stroke when concluding that bipolar disorder leads to divorce.
Can bipolar disorder cause divorce?
It is suggested that about 90 percent of marriages where one person is bipolar ends in divorce (Marano, 2003). Persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder appear to be more likely to divorce than those without the disorder (Walid & Zaytseva, 2011).
Can a bipolar person have a successful marriage?
If you spouse fully accepts the diagnosis and resolves to get treatment, you could begin working together and make the marriage stronger than ever. Many people with bipolar disorder have happy, successful marriages.