Huffington Post - Listen To This Man Explain Why He Stuck With His Wife Through Her Mental Illness

Almost a year ago, Mark Lukach went on a TEDx stage in Monterey, Calif., and told an audience that his wife, Giulia, once contemplated jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

In that talk (above), Lukach describes what it is like to love a person diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also addresses a question he says many used to ask him: Why did he stay with Giulia?

“First off … I love my wife, I love her a lot,” Lukach says in the video. “The second reason I stuck around is because of this commitment to the idea of commitment itself.”