Schizophrenia and online dating

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A side effect of anti-psychotic medication can mean I struggle with concentrating for more than 20 minutes. I’m disabled Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling of mental illnesses, so expect me to travel with a Disabled Rail Card because my car insurance is sky-high. I claim benefits Because I’m disabled I’m entitled to Personal Independence Payment and sometimes on benefits (though not all the time). So expect to do more than your fair share of the dusting. I tell my therapist everything There are no secrets in a relationship with someone with schizophrenia. Needy I do have more needs than someone without schizophrenia.The odds are OK that a guy would want to date you or me if we were in treatment. It’s only fair that a guy wouldn’t want to date a woman who didn’t take responsibility for her own health. Be authentic and own up to the idea that we’re all vulnerable as human beings.

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Just remember: you will be doing the rejecting too.

As it got to be her turn, the esteemed woman said she loved the necklace, and the unknown woman took it off her neck and gave it to the politician.

This instantly impressed the public figure who introduced the other woman to influential people.

(These are only links; Health Central doesn’t endorse them or vouch for them.) As always, exchange phone numbers only after you’ve talked online or via e-mails securely and long enough to get an idea of whether you want to go further. Women: carry a cell phone and enough money for a cab home should you have to cut the date short because the other person isn’t on the level.

Note: every dating advice book I’ve read will tell you to use a condom and not have sex until you’ve qualified that the other person is the one you want to commit to.

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