• Any bipolar can tell you this fact: We're fun, exciting, euphoric, cheerful, inquisitive, experimental, and sometimes annoying as all hell. One moment we are the life of the party and the next beating ourselves in penitence. We make for true friends who may be the biggest pain in the butt you have ever met when we are not taking their meds.

    The questions in this test are designed to prove your compatibility as a spouse or domestic partner of a man or woman suffering from bipolar disorder. They examine your background, your instincts, and your knowledge of the illness. A bipolar can make your life hell if you don't know how to get along, but if you can't get along with a bipolar, you can make her/his life even worse.

    If you are living with or thinking of living with a bipolar partner, it is especially important that you take this test.

    This test is sexual-orientation neutral.

  • The author of this test is bipolar. He is happily married and therefore not looking for lovers. New friends -- including other bipolars -- , on the other hand, are always welcome to contact him.

    For more information about bipolar disorder, visit the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) at http://www.dbsalliance.org

    The image is The Ladder of Heaven of John Klimakos. Doesn't it feel like that sometimes?