Posted: 19/02/2016 at 16:34
My first OH was bi-polar, but lovely in between the ups and downs, sounds a bit like DD's friend. He was a really good father, there for the children, who now have lovely memories. But when we were in our early days together and he couldn't sleep for depression a doctor prescribed sleeping tablets which turned out to be addictive. We moved into a new flat, OH was really uptight, took the tablets and still couldn't sleep. I got quite worried as he was being so weird so I called our new local doctor. He said "Oh, he's been taking drugs, I don't treat people like that" and marched off. But that was in the 70s. I hope it's better now. Anyway, OH tried very hard, I tried to help, so did our children and he became a successful dentist and a very good pianist. But he smoked a lot and died aged 53.