Hi, this is somewhat a modified re-post after originally using the “diagnosed” forum then being sent here.
I’m wondering if anyone has a partner who suffers schizophrenia and he/she has tried to break up the relationship during their illness? I ask because my fiancee of a few weeks ago, told me yesterday that she loves someone else. The man she apparently loves is someone she lived with 6+ years ago and he currently lives 2 hours drive away with his girlfriend (who I’m sure he’s now married to). She then told me she no longer loves me.
When I asked why she was still wearing the engagement ring, she told me it was to protect her reputation from the press, who she believes are trying to write a hit-piece on her. While she’s been ill, she has often asked if I’m wired or have a hidden camera somewhere, or if I’m in on the “scam”.
She then very willingly tried to give me the ring back.
As much as I want to believe this sudden and very uncharacteristic change of heart towards me is her illness, I can’t help question if my proposal a few weeks ago prompted this yesterday. Our relationship was rock-solid before she got ill -she even asked me to marry her first a few days earlier- and the only thing that has changed between us is that she got ill and I proposed to her.
I’m really desperate for help/advice, hence the reason I’m here, because I love her so much. But I don’t know enough about this illness to know for sure what’s happening. I’ve felt very unsupported and uninformed the whole time.