Schizophrenia dating forum
I can't really help you with that one; I met my husband when I was 21, and since he was a psychiatric nurse on teh ward where I was a patient at the time the diagnosis was never an issue.He met me when I was ill, and still wanted to know me. I know exactly what you mean; although I hadn't been diagnosed at that time I still found it incredibly difficult to get to know people (I always felt like I was having to feign interest, because it was so hard to do small talk, even with people I really wanted to date) and never knew what to tell them about me.Sometimes things can be tough, but there is light outside the cave of marginalisation, alienation, isolation, bla bla bla.If I begin a conversation and it seems to skirt around the issue of my condition, I jump right in.Don't lose hope, there is someone out there for you.
We all know the old stereotype of schizophrenia being split personality. 'Look on the bright side babe, you get to have a threesome with none of the stigma, I won't tell if you don't' hi i was diagnosed with parinoid schizophrenia about 4-5 years ago i was in a relationship with a very nice girl but when i told her about my illness 4-5 years ago she finished with me saying that she does not want to go out with a schizo so that was the last relationship i have had even my friends dont want to know me so if there are any people out there who would like to be friends with me please reply to me soon.We're still together 13 years later and have four kids. I find I have the same problem with meeting people now. My eldest is now eight, and yet in spite of her having been through nursery and school here I only really ever got to know one other mother. One thing I've been working on with my keyworker is the getting to know people thing.Talking to him about it has helped a huge amount; and also I'm finding that if you try and ask questions rather than fighting to find answers it's easier to break teh ice with people.Alot of people are scared of the word schizophrenia and naturally want to build some trust before revealing my condition.
I'd like to hear from anyone that feels the burden of schizophrenia and perhaps any advice in the dating area.As soon as I hear that voice saying 'Here it comes I'm gonna have to explain...' that's exactly what I do, i.e.