- Have mental illness, have partner
- Have mental illness, don’t have partner
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!!!
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!!
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.