I don’t have the two thought processes in my one brain to compare.
I am now thinking divorce is the only route I have left.
I cannot take her staying in contact, and she is unable to stop.
These obsessive bipolar thoughts may be a repeating song from the radio, scenarios (such as a suicide scene) or a replaying of events (often negative ones), but obsessive thoughts seem to be the rule rather than the exception.
Note that research bears this out indicating that people with bipolar disorder have higher rates of obsessive-compulsive disorder than the average population. And, of course, there are all the thoughts that go along with these things.
The three criteria described below are based on research conducted at the U. National Institute of Mental Health and the clinical opinion of other researchers.