Dating a guy with schizophrenia

19-Aug-2019 22:37

There are times [when our relationship] has plummeted to the depths whereby we were both ready to give up.” Between the periods of elation and bliss come what Paddy calls “bad phases.” “Sometimes among the arguments, the fits of anger and rage, the distrust, the paranoia, the mood swings, it seems like my girlfriend is a completely different person.” In the worst of times, he likens dating someone with Borderline Personality Disorder to having a relationship with someone who has dementia.

“Sometimes they look into their parent’s eyes and they see a spark. The person they knew and love is still there, somewhere deep down inside.

From a distance, I'd seen how much energy it took Nyla to keep her episodes under control: weekly doctor's visits, blood tests, complicated regimens of medications.

We'd gone to a Hollywood hamburger stand and gabbed about bands and writers for four hours.By doing this, you can catch the problem in its earlier stages, allowing the person to be able to move back towards living a normal life.The first signs of schizophrenia as a mental illness usually occur between youth and young adulthood.I am an advocate and activist for mental illness - this is a very important topic to me.A person who was aware that they were mentally ill, with such a severe mental illness, who is not trying to make their lives better, that is not a person who I would fit with very well.

We'd gone to a Hollywood hamburger stand and gabbed about bands and writers for four hours.By doing this, you can catch the problem in its earlier stages, allowing the person to be able to move back towards living a normal life.The first signs of schizophrenia as a mental illness usually occur between youth and young adulthood.I am an advocate and activist for mental illness - this is a very important topic to me.A person who was aware that they were mentally ill, with such a severe mental illness, who is not trying to make their lives better, that is not a person who I would fit with very well.I suffer from Bipolar Disorder Type 1, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, agoraphobia, and self mutilation, plus I’m HSP…so, even though I’m high functioning, and no one knows unless I tell them, I’m absolutely not a person who is going to judge someone else because they have a mental illness.