Paranoid schizophrenia and dating

People are not defined by their medical label, and although you might see that as bad, there are many parts of someone's character that are not defined by that, are doubtless good, and sometimes get overlooked.

It's difficult to deal with, but then a lot of people are difficult in relationships anyway.

Life will never be fully normal, though it may be very rewarding and fulfilling.

If you are ready for that kind of life, by all means, go ahead. A real relationship is possible but it will certainly be different.

For him, having someone who will love and support him in everything can be an important factor in his healing process or at the very least in his learning to live with it.

It's worth pointing out that you shouldn't really see him as his illness, but apart from his illness.

Schizophrenia greatly affects the person’s social skills.

They will usually begin to shrink back and not want to talk to anyone.

Schizophrenia is, according to Merriam-Webster, “a very serious mental illness in which someone cannot think or behave normally and often experiences delusions”.

Its not healthy to confront us about it if you regard this as being funny, it is anything but. If it is god who talks to him, if he hears voices, gain his trust and you’ll find out what the voices says to him…Sometimes, you might go from seeing us sane, to thinking we are insane. We are sensitive, but will most likely always have some sort of distrust, even in a relationship…As ridiculous as this MAY sound, If you catch him shaving the toilet….1) Don’t make him feel embarrassed for it2) Don’t tell him he is to paranoid, regard things as “well maybe the paranoia is starting to set in again” During the onset of a psychotic episode….3) Shave the toile with him!

However, Sometimes we can take things to a literal point, My friend, who is also schizophrenic, was shaving the toilet the other day, becuz his roommate uses the saying "I need to go home to shave the toilet" as in (clean the house), and my friend thought he was doing his roommate a favor for doing it for him. Anyone who puts a lable on someone rather then geting to know the alternate side of their personality, is quite frankly, a crappy person. 4) Tell him that you like the toilet unshaved, and he will probably never repeat it again.

If you can see past something’s, regard them as funny (to yourself), learn to talk to us in an altered way when we are sick, we can be talked OUT of psychosis (That is what a good therapist does). It is my subconsciousness talking to my consciousness.

Some of us believe the government watches us, that satellites track our moves, that airplanes are up there spying on us, and so on.... But any doctor will tell you that I am “just a schizophrenic” and regard me as “just another person who hears voices, they must be crazy” etc…We are caring, compassionate people, who have feelings, and, sometimes those feelings are extremely intense.

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