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does anyone ever feel guilty about passing on their chronic condition (bi-polar for me) genetically to their kids? I do sometimes.

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    • Amythist

      748d

      It’s genetic but triggered by environmental and situations. My son was perfectly fine until his girlfriend broke up with him at 17. She was cruel and told him to kill himself. Then he got depressed and wanted to die for about 6 months. I still feel guilty. My ex is a sociopath so it’s not a good dna mix. I was physically injured and had to send him to live with his dad after 17 years raised him myself, he never saw him even though I’d beg him. Ive been horribly depressed ever since

    • Amythist

      748d

      It’s genetic but triggered by environmental and situations. My son was perfectly fine until his girlfriend broke up with him at 17. She was cruel and told him to kill himself. Then he got depressed and wanted to die for about 6 months. I still feel guilty. My ex is a sociopath so it’s not a good dna mix. I was physically injured and had to send him to live with his dad after 17 years raised him myself, he never saw him even though I’d beg him. Ive been horribly depressed ever since

    • ThatGreenGent

      748d

      No kids here, but I also fret that I’ll pass on my bipolar and that it will be too much for my s/o to handle.

    • Trustedbeginnings

      748d

      I worry because after I was diagnosed my kids dad was diagnosed with bipolar too. So I’m vet concerned about it. Neither of our families had a history of it and we both got it.

    • klazikel

      749d

      I'm still so happy to have her in my life and couldn't imagine the world without her. If she weren't my kid she'd be my best friend.

    • Pipsqueke

      749d

      My poor adult kids😥

    • Gigirez

      749d

      This is partially why I don't have kids.

    • Jazzy86

      749d

      I feel guilty because I am seeing my 10 year old showing signs of bipolar I hate that she mostly likey has it and has to deal with it

      • klazikel

        749d

        @Jazzy86 I knew when I was pregnant that there was a good chance she would have mental health issues. I have bi polar and he wasn't diagnosed, but her dad used to cut himself when he got depressed. She started having issues in preschool.

    • cjness

      749d

      I'm afraid I will.

    • Amythist

      750d

      U will and I feel guilty all the time

    • tiffnicole

      750d

      I do as well I have three and two of them unfortunately suffer with my conditions and it's tough to see them go through that as well definitely not easy

    • blueflovver

      750d

      That's why I chose not to have children

    • Ashboo

      750d

      I do as well

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