Dating a schizophrenic guy

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Hi Guys, I have an issue with my condition:schizophrenia and dating.I am 26 and have had the odd fling here and there, but due to my illness I haven't had any real long term relationships.

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"well actually I was suffering from Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective disorder" 9/10 people feel taken into a very personal confidence, and rarely do I find people take a negative attitude, other than perhaps as a reflection of my own negativity.

Working has been a great help to me, it has allowed me social contact, and the daily practice of social skill, we all had those when we were young kids, unless we were in the unusual position of very early onset of the condition.

And if not Im possitive that there are so many people out there that can look beyond illness and want to date people for who they are.

Personally I have never recently allowed myself to be stigmatised. There is a stigma to the condition, but what most people forget is that the first person to experience that stigma is the sufferer themself.

And there are more people who will happily look past that. because a lot of my psychosis happens at night as well Im terrified of sleeping around anyone which is going to have an impact on future relatioships.

I have a friend who is physically disabled; she goes through exactly teh same, maybe more so because her disability is visible and people judge her before she even speaks. Have you tried meeting soemone else with schizophrenia via a support group or with a diferent mental health problem so that you both trust each other and know about each others problem?I know for a long time I shunned the biomedical diagnosis, I still shun some of the diagnostic criteria.I am now married, a father of three, working, and studying. You MUST let someone in charge at your school know what is going on. Ask them to keep it confidential if you want, but let them investigate it and see if she is going through an episode. (5 replies) conversation i had with him once i am bisexual and i was commenting on this woman on the tv he completely cracked it and said that he was brought up to only think of the person you were with i mean all i said...As soon as I hear that voice saying 'Here it comes I'm gonna have to explain...' that's exactly what I do, what did you do before, last year, why didn't you complete that degree (on CV) why haven't you had a job etc etc.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.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' Wow, I really applaud your ability to be so open despite all of these terrible stigmas. My grandmother suffered from schizophrenia and was not able to come to grips with it. Like the illness itself isn't painful enough, we are truly afraid to divulge our illnesses. Ask her if she has any questions and after that it shouldn't be an issue.Mad Hatter, I know what you mean about the dreaded question "so what do you do for a living" I deal with that in almost every social situation. If she isn't cool with it, well then give her the old boot .


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