Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Poll: Do you have a partner?

  • Have mental illness, have partner
  • Have mental illness, don’t have partner

0 voters

Married since 2001. Got my psychotic episode in 2009/2010.

I am keen on this topic,looks like it’s hard for people with SZ/MI to have a partner

I used to have a partner but she died.

This is my best man on the left…my wife in the middle…and me on the right. Our wedding day Sept, 2000. And still going strong!!! :smile:

Had numerous partners, the vast majority of whom were as disconnected from reality as I was. (Let me think. Do you think they might have to be to be attracted to and at least temporarily able to put up with someone who can go delusional in a hot second? Hmm.)

As I look back on my romantic relationship history from the more edified p.o.v. I have now, I’m forced to say that the costs vs. benefits of trying to relate with others who are delusional – but don’t know it – are not great. I have learned to be as up front with the few new prospects who come along now as I know how to be. Things work better when the relationships are more grounded in reality.

I voted that I have mental illness, I don’t have a partner.

Edit: I’ll never have one either, I’ve decided I don’t think it’s worth the hassle that it will inevitably be.

I have a girlfriend.

I asked her to marry me… she said yes… but not yet… we’re working on letting the relationship grow.

I change my mind about what job I want to get, and if I want to get married all of the time. Currently I’m single, and have been the vast majority of my life. I’m thinking that I probably won’t get married. I think having kids would be great in theory, but I don’t think I’m capable of raising them, and most people want to have kids. I don’t even know if I’ll ever really get a job, since it’s so hard, although my family pressures me to live a normal life all of the time.

Been single most of life
Wish had partner sometimes

Aww, congrats James!! :wedding:

Thank you for that…

We have a ways to go before we get there… but at least we’re both headed in the same direction.