Dating a woman with schizophrenia

08 Feb

Image Source: Relationships are full of ups and downs, but what would happen if one partner was diagnosed with schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is, according to Merriam-Webster, “a very serious mental illness in which someone cannot think or behave normally and often experiences delusions”.Schizophrenia greatly affects the person’s social skills.They will usually begin to shrink back and not want to talk to anyone.Then, there are the practical questions to consider, like are you willing to move for said person, or what is said person’s health history? What do you do when the person you’re falling for is struggling with a condition that’s too complex for even your partner to understand?A 2010 report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that 19.9 percent of adults in the U. reported having a mental health condition that year.This can cause lots of problems with their social life including relationships.So how exactly does schizophrenia affect someone’s “love life”? Absolutely, people with schizophrenia are not incapable of having a relationship, it just takes more work from both sides of the relationship.

Mental health conditions come in far too many forms—depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, autism and Asperger’s, those that don’t immediately come to mind and so many layers within each of those conditions—to try to come up with a one-size fits all approach for how to deal with dating someone who is mentally ill.

I have a lot of trouble finding anyone on this site who is similar or even interested in me.

I have had girlfriends before and have turned to internet dating because it has been a while since I have been with someone. Sincerely Greg Grey Greg - I've had schizophrenia since i was a kid.

There will be vast changes in their behavior and the way that they take care of themselves.

This generally means things such as not completing everyday tasks; dressing and bathing.