Our expert says:
The problem lies in your husband, and his maladaptive way of responding to a situation he probably finds difficult, a blow to his self-esteem, not presently succeeding in his work, and needing to rely on you to support him and the family.
See a government clinic as a state hospital or clinic, to get proper treatment of your Bipolar Disorder. That will be better for your health and for you all, than any "calming meds" - and remmber that the commonly used "calming meds" like benzos can act like alcohol and make someone MORE aggressive, and can also worsen a depression. Also, see if you can find, thoruhg the state clinic / hospital, a social worker or counsellor who can help you both find better ways of handling this situation.
Contact a group like POWA who help abused women, to get further assistance in handling this abusive situation safely.
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