I’ve actually looked into couple’s therapy. The cost of what I’ve read from reviews however seem to be a little more than we can afford for the current time. In that sense, I was looking to find a good friend that he is comfortable with that can maybe sit down with the both of us to be some sort of “mediator”, I suppose… I don’t know if he will go for it, however.
We had a serious talk the other night about everything, but I don’t know if it will stick. He doesn’t take what I go through with my diagnosis seriously and often claims I’m using Schizophrenia as an “excuse” to be “pissed off” and “bitchy” all the time. Truth is, I’m just struggling and I’m fearful of where it might eventually put me.
I’m not really sure how to get my point across firmly, but non-aggressively. He was raised as a spoiled only child that his mom did everything for him. Because of this, he tries so hard to compensate for his feelings of not having enough masculinity that he believes he should be the typical “man” that doesn’t cry, feel emotions, have serious conversations, or make changes. He believes that is what I am for.
How have you handled any of your relationships? Have you had good communication with any partners or did you ever have any relationships that struggled in that aspect?