Start Dating someone with schizophrenia

Dating someone with schizophrenia

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?

"Social relationships are quite impaired in people with schizophrenia," says Philip D.

There also have been times when I completely misread a situation as flirting when it was simply friendly joking or being nice. Their concessions, however, mean little in the heat of the moment when a girl asks “So what do you do,” and I respond “I’m a writer for Salon.” She’ll then inevitably ask what I write about and I’ll inevitably tell her that I write about issues facing mental illness and schizophrenia.

That’s cost me a couple of friendships that afterward I regretted screwing up. Of course, she will then ask if I have a background in psychology and that’s when I have to make a decision.

You know you’re superficially compatible, but what about the important things—values, life goals, political beliefs?