Preventing Divorce


I am not an expert in mental illness, but my best suggestion right now would be for you to meet with a mental health professional and see what suggestions they may have for you. You can find a list of potential counselors on our website,

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My husband moved out this April. He has bipolar disorder and has been off his medicine for some time. He said he needed to be alone. At first we were still spending the weekends together. At one point, he’d even suggested I move in with him.
At one point we spend about 3 weeks apart and things seemed to go downhill. I found out about 3 weeks ago that I am 27 weeks pregnant. He told me that he loves me but doesn’t think it will work between us. I know that he is in a manic phase right now. (For example, he’s a Jehovah’s Witness, but got a tattoo. He has cut himself some, but not recently.)
Is there any way that I can prevent him from divorcing me? Neither I nor his mother want to have him committed.