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First post: Why are you doing this and who are you?

We are Dana and Gary.  We have been married for around 15 years, and we are raising two daughters. Gary's oldest daughter (Dana's step-daughter) is now an adult. We knew all along that we both suffered from major depressive episodes from time to time even before we married. Gary's journey was a bit complicated in that he was misdiagnosed with ADHD  as a result of an unrelated metabolic muscle disorder.  This disorder is genetic, and imposes significant limitations on what Gary can do.  It is also an invisible disorder.  Much like bipolar, everything is perfectly normal much of the time, then the disorder strikes.  Once the episode is over, everything is normal again.  In Gary's case, the disorder means he has to basically lie down and have plenty of carbs and liquids for a couple of days (sometimes via IV in the hospital).  In Dana's case, her invisible illness is bipolar 2.  Just like Gary's disorder, all is well until it isn't. Gary's disord