Posted February 10, 2013

I was only seven when my parents divorced. The main reason they fell apart was because of my mother’s mania. I have been dealing with my mother’s episodes and crazy manias for years. I am only 17 and I have seen things that no 17 year old should ever see.

My mother would put me down and embarrass me in front of people and leave me home by myself every night while she would go out to night clubs to get drunk and smoke dope. She would hit me and smash the house up when all I wanted to do was help her. I would spend my money on groceries when she didn’t bother to have any food in the house. She would make me do everything for her as though I were her servant. She would say it was my fault she’s sick and kick me out whenever she wanted to have her junkie friends over. I would snoop around her room and find things that I never thought I would see. I heard things I should never have heard.

I love my mother with all my heart, and she is the most genuine, loving person anyone could ever meet until she gets sick every few months and turns into a complete monster. I feel for anyone who is close to someone that has bipolar disorder.