She learned that people do best when they are in long-term, loving relationships."I just intended to keep the friendship, but 6 months later we were married." That was 37 years ago.People with schizophrenia tend to avoid social situations, and that makes it tough to form friendships."Social relationships are quite impaired in people with schizophrenia," says Philip D.I want to continue this relationship, I am just scared. Actually, if your boyfriend seems emotionless at times, it's probably not all the medicine.A main negative symptom of schizophrenia (a non-psychotic symptom that is present even when the patient isn't exhibiting psychotic symptoms) is withdrawal from loved ones and apathy. -Gatsby Luvr1920- Fiersysungirl Hey, one of my closet friends who I met through college has schizophrenia, and she is one of the most wonderful caring people I have ever met.The couple says deep friendships and romance are within reach for people with schizophrenia.
He puts effort and thought into what makes me happy and is the only guy who has treated me like I am a real person and not a sex object.As soon as I've had distance from him, I miss all of his good qualities that other guys don't seem to have. our situations sound almost identical lol with the same questions and worry, and i hope he's not the same guy simply because id love him more i met my guy the other day im still pretty unsure about him he denies it but he does have schizophrenia it shows, right now, im not trying to ignore it but just take it all in i guess the same as you just trying to understand how severe he can get..i have a bit of a self confidence issues so the only reason i would totally give up is if he started blaming me and or getting really annoyed with me as he does others. the board won't let us exchange email but im fine just chatting here. btw: i think sometimes the drugs can supprres all emotions like being sedated i think even sex drive but i think my guy sounds the exact same he shows very little intrest in that so maybe he's on something too.Are there any non schizophrenics on this board who are dating someone with schizophrenia and if so, how did that relationship differ from other relationships? sorry if im sounding a bit harsh i don't mean to im just not sure what to think about him. I would hope that it's an atypical anti-psychotic and not a traditional anti-psychotic like Thorazine or Haldol, which pretty much makes the person a zombie...I was just wondering if someone could give me some advice or know what to expect.Thanks :) x The condition varies greatly between person to person who has it, as you already discovered. I'm not going to lie to you, it can be a difficult thing to cope with but generally with the proper treatment and coping mechanisms it can be managed for both the person experiencing it and their loved ones.