Schizophrenia dating forum
so 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.
My advice if you have a girlffriend who doesn't know, well hey sell it to her. I think that it is so sad that people with an illness like this are made to feel ashamed of it.
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.
I'd like to hear from anyone that feels the burden of schizophrenia and perhaps any advice in the dating area."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.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.
Schizophrenia really makes me feel isolated at times and not wanting to to face the common question"so what do you do for a living"?