My friend is a 40 year old man I’ve known for 25 years. His wife has a family history of schizophrenia and within the last few years she’s started hearing voices.
She’s grown increasingly paranoid and refuses to seek treatment. Her best friend is a nurse and strongly suggested treatment, soon after all contact with that friend was cut off.
Her church tried to get her into treatment, soon after she left the church.
Within the last 6 months her delusions have started to involve him.
She wants a divorce, he wants a divorce, but he may just be exhausted. Complicating the matter are their two young children who will of course be the real victims.
He’s been told that until she does something “crazy” then there is nothing that can or will be done for her.
If they leave things as they are now I can’t see any other outcome but her ending up homeless or worse. Her kids need her.
What can he do? How can I help them all?