After reading so many stories here, I decided to ask for advice for mine. My bf have been diagnosed with sz six years ago, but he only told me this two weeks ago (we have been together for almost one year). He was taking some meds but he stopped a few months after we started dating. I noticed that some months ago he started with some weird behaviors, such as, thinking he is being followed, thinking that I’m scheming something against him. I didn’t understand all of this until he told me about the sz.
He wants to take revenge on his old coworkers because he says that he got sick because of them, because of all the stress they caused. He has been hospitalized twice because of the sz. He is now obsessed with social networks, he thinks that his coworkers are sending him secret messages, posting things that are meant for him, adding people with names that have some meaning. For me it is obvious that none of this is meant for him, but he doesn’t accept that, he thinks I just don’t know about this “secret” way of communicating. He also thinks I can read his thoughts and put thoughts in his mind.
I try to explain him that all of this is false, but he gets very angry and frustrated when I disagree with him, so now I just agree and listen to whatever he has to say. But the problem is that now I’m feeling very disconneted from him, like we live in two different realities. He doesn’t even accept that there is a problem, he does not even consider going to the doctor.
His family lives in another country, so there is no one I can talk to, to ask for help…
Is there a way for me to show him that this beliefs are false? What is the best way to deal with this?