Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Encouraging to eat

My fiancé and I talk on the phone almost every day. If his days are bad we only talk briefly and I end the convos but feel bad when ignoring calls. I don’t want to make the situation worse by answering but also think not answering can do even more damage. He says he cannot eat unless he knows he can talk to me. How can I gently encourage him to eat??? It breaks my heart to think he is so tormented he can’t eat unless he talks with me…. How can I not answer? The hospital will make sure he gets nutrients somehow right???

HI Kutiekay, it does sound as though you are doing what you can by talking to him when you feel able to do so.