Hello everybody. This is my first post, my wife has very recently developed schizophrenia (just a few months) but within a very short time her symptoms and behavior has already become very extreme. She only got bad about 6 weeks ago so I’m just starting my journey on learning and dealing and finding out information what to do and came across this forum.
My main goal, which I recognize may take a while and have started reading a few books about, is how to get her to see a doctor.
But in the meanwhile I was wondering if anybody has any advice on an issue that crops up with her - she keeps insisting we go on vacation even though we only returned from one 3 weeks ago (it was at the start of the vacation her symptoms turn a dramatic turn for the worse and needless to say it was a nightmare, especially trying to get her home through airport security and on a long plane journey).
Anyway, if I say something rational like we can’t right now because I’ll lose my job, and we need the job to get money in order to go on vacation on the future. She says it doesn’t matter if I lose my job etc. And eventually she gets angry when I say we can’t go on another vacation right now. If I say maybe we could go in some months its no good diffusing the situation.
Any suggestions how to deal with this?