So how exactly does schizophrenia affect someone’s “love life”? Absolutely, people with schizophrenia are not incapable of having a relationship, it just takes more work from both sides of the relationship.Schizophrenia greatly affects the person’s social skills.From a distance, I'd seen how much energy it took Nyla to keep her episodes under control: weekly doctor's visits, blood tests, complicated regimens of medications.And yet for all their problems, my bipolar buddies had always kept things interesting.They will usually begin to shrink back and not want to talk to anyone.There will be vast changes in their behavior and the way that they take care of themselves.
At the moment though, I am beginning to feel worn down by constantly making allowances for him, I wouldn't allow an 'average' guy to treat me this way. I know you love him, but he could be this way for the rest of his life, you never know. I would be upset if he kept me from his friends and family personally. I got the distinct impression that he had been just 'killing time' with me until he could meet up with his drinking buddies, so I decided then to end it.Schizophrenia is, according to Merriam-Webster, “a very serious mental illness in which someone cannot think or behave normally and often experiences delusions”.This can cause lots of problems with their social life including relationships.Sara was twenty-seven, and what people used to call a wag: smart, quick-witted, encyclopedic.She could recount every failed Everest expedition in mesmerizing detail -- the sort of a talent I would expect of a rock climber, not someone who'd never gone camping. Then I found out."There's something you should know about me," she said, a couple of hours into the date. I tried to remember if I'd sipped from her drink."I'm bipolar," she said."Good," I replied.At the end of my first date with Sara, she moved in with me. Until that night, we'd only spoken on the phone a few times. By the time the ice in my soda had melted, I'd fallen in love.