Schizophrenia and dating
Instead, just continue to remind your partner of his or her best qualities.
This exercise will be refreshing not only for your partner, but also for you.
Maybe that person ended up in a pretty stable place mentally, or maybe, things did not end up so well for that person.
Do not try to coax your partner by saying, “oh, well so and so tried this and it really worked for him/her,” because what works for “so and so” may not be all that appealing to your partner.
Still, here are a few suggestions for how to try to make it work with a significant other who is struggling, or how to let them go. Some days will be effortless, and others may be draining.
The first thing that may come to mind when you first learn of your partner’s condition is to opt out. The answer is, you’ve gotten yourself into a relationship that you now realize may have a few additional obstacles, but what relationship doesn’t experience its hurdles anyway? That really depends on the nature of the condition as well as its severity.
As much as we try sometimes a relationship is just too much and time spent apart would do everyone some good.
Some mental illnesses and disorders are just too complex and debilitating for one person to handle alone.
You are both giving a lot to make the relationship work, more than a lot of other couples relatively speaking, so make sure to put everything into perspective. You spend the earlier parts of your relationship trying to “read” the other person; trying to make sure you’re both on the same page.