One thing that wasn't mentioned here was that a woman/wife with Bipolar may raise her voice at the man, when under a state of distress induced by BPD.

The man MUST find a peaceful way to quiet her down, right away. If he fails to do so, a concerned neighbor may call the cops, and the man (only the man) will be taken to jail. In some jurisdictions, the cops may look for broken dishes, disheveled furniture and the like to make an arrest, but in others, a raised female voice is all it takes.

If the man can't find a way to peacefully and IMMEDIATELY calm the woman down. he is perhaps best advised to get in his car and leave for at least an hour.

I hope others can weigh in on this question.