TESTIMONIALS – The number of French people with bipolar disorder is estimated at around 1 million. A disease that also has a strong impact on the environment and particularly on spouses.
In the 13th arrondissement of Paris, Quentin and Axelle’s apartment looks like Ali Baba’s cave. Roller skates, golf clubs, Pilates mats, a potter’s wheel and a sewing machine are piled here and there. A reflection of Axelle’s overflowing and fleeting passions. “She throws herself into each new fad, spending lavishly on gear that will inexorably gather dust”smiles Quentin, 41 years old and owner of a construction company.
Axelle, 37, should have been next to her on the couch that day, but either forgot or found something more important to do. A habit at home, according to Quentin. She never made it to the restaurant where her future husband’s parents were waiting for her for her first meeting. On the contrary, the day Quentin was fired by her boss, she called work saying he was sick, packed her bags, and took him to New Zealand for ten days, the country he had always dreamed of going to. .