Schizophrenia and dating
We all know the old stereotype of schizophrenia being split personality. 'Look on the bright side babe, you get to have a threesome with none of the stigma, I won't tell if you don't' Wow, I really applaud your ability to be so open despite all of these terrible stigmas. My grandmother suffered from schizophrenia and was not able to come to grips with it. Like the illness itself isn't painful enough, we are truly afraid to divulge our illnesses. Ask her if she has any questions and after that it shouldn't be an issue.
Mad Hatter, I know what you mean about the dreaded question "so what do you do for a living" I deal with that in almost every social situation. If she isn't cool with it, well then give her the old boot .
We all know the old stereotype of schizophrenia being split personality. 'Look on the bright side babe, you get to have a threesome with none of the stigma, I won't tell if you don't' 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.
And if not Im possitive that there are so many people out there that can look beyond illness and want to date people for who they are.
Personally I have never recently allowed myself to be stigmatised. There is a stigma to the condition, but what most people forget is that the first person to experience that stigma is the sufferer themself.
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"?
I am gentle, caring and a senstive soul, however I have fears about having to break the news to a girlfriend about my condition, or her finding out before I feel ready to tell her.