Schizophrenia dating forum

Schizophrenia unfounately can be very isolating, a lot of people suffer in silence.What I have realised recently, is it doesn't HAVE to be that way!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.

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And you need to forgive yourdelf a little too; lots of people with no mental problems at all still find themselves uncomfortable meeting new people, or tounge-tied when it comes to chatting.

Try not to lump your worries under the schizophrenia label; look at your feelings, concerns and fears as just part of you. Those put off by the diagnosis are not the right people for you anyway.

I usually just say something like "well I have been going through a difficult time and have been unable to work ." Or if that is too difficult for me to say , and sometimes it is with certain people that I already get the idea that they are going to be weird about it, I'll say " I have been sick". So would you really want a superficial relationship like that anyway?

Usually if you don't give details, people will not feel comfortable asking. Then, as you feel comfortable with that person, You can ease them into it. I'm sorry but the woman that broke up with you 5 years ago was an idiot. There are still many women out there that understand the illness and would be able to look past it.

Although I don't have schizophrenia, I am left unable to work due to another pretty sucky mental illness. Take care, Aims 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.

It may be very difficult at first but I find that being honest right from the beginning takes away so much of the anxiety. Aww lonely paul, Your "friends" were obviously never true friends to you anyway.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.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 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."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.

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