Do you find that people distance themselves when they are faced with the reality of your illness for the first time? I have been doing well since meeting my boyfriend. We have been together for almost four years. I told him I had been in the hospital before for psychosis. If he has noticed me acting strange he hasn’t mentioned it. Lately It seems I am not doing as well and will need help soon. I worry how he will take it.
It’s a crap shoot. Some people will stick by you and some will head for the hills. But if you’ve been together for 4 years then it sounds promising. I’m sure he’ll stick by you.
the best thing to do is sit down with him a make a plan
when I was in the hospital I did this with Phil
what helps me to stay well
what you can do to help
where I go wrong and when I need you
what you’d like to see from me
ideas for coping
Going through exactly the same thing right now. Don’t know what to tell you but if you’ve been together that long then you must have a strong foundation which is important. I’ve only been with my bf for 6 months so it makes things feel extra uncertain. I’m sure you will find a way. Try having a proper sit down heart to heart about what’s going in and how you’re feeling. Communication is key
I’ve worried about this, too, especially after what happened with my ex-wife.
We had been together for nearly three years, though married only a few months, when I started becoming psychotic.
I had been healthy throughout our relationship until then. I had tried to warn her about how bad things could get, but I realize now that there was nothing I could have said that would prepare her for a full-on psychotic break.
It was the worst psychotic break I’ve ever had, and it did our brief marriage in.
I am sorry that happened to you. This is a great fear that I have.
My on and off girlfriend, (ex lover), is distancing herself from me after last month, when we were briefly engaged to be married. Now, she is very involved with a protestant church and doing all kinds of things with them, and of course, I’m not invited to come along. Never. I don’t follow her church’s belief system and besides, I’m not allowed, by my church, to go to her protestant church services.
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