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Bipolar and children

Fri, Oct 5th 2007

Dr Schwartz. Me andmy ex husband have just recently went back to court due to his mental status. I think he has been sick for a long time. Recently he has had no contact with the children for 2 months it\'s one excuse after another. He contantly makes decisions and then changes his mind. He has threatened suicide also.His mother called me yesterday to tell me he wad dxd with bipolar, and any papers he signed for custody would be thrown out of court. Apparently bipolar runs in his whole family on his mothers side, as she has it to. Im scared for my children to be wit him even though I have been trying to get him to see the kids, but my children who are 4 and 2 cry to come home because daddy just sits there all day and wants quiet.Im at a loss I dont know what I need to do next.

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