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D-Iwon

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Hi,

My boyfriend, who's currently struggling with a psychotic episode, keeps on trying to isolate himself from me, his family, his friends, and everyone that loves him.

We are all finding it very difficult, and I personally have no idea how to cope with this. He keeps on nearly breaking up with me, saying he cannot support a relationship and that he cannot feel love towards anyone. I'm very understanding of this and have no expectation of him to be a wonderful boyfriend like he was previously.

I'm not giving up no matter how difficult this is, but some advice on how to cope with his desire to isolate himself from the world would be much appreciated.

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LORD BURT

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Meh I am not sure. But there are lot of threads about isolation - its not an uncommon issue with severe mental illness.

I isolate myself for a few years, only working at getting more integrated recently but it is a process.

So I guess my advice would be to ride it out. It won't last forever.
 
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D-Iwon

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I get that it's very common, I'm unfortunately at university and am scheduled to go back the end of September. I'm so scared that if I go back it's all gonna fall apart even more than it already has.
 
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I get that it's very common, I'm unfortunately at university and am scheduled to go back the end of September. I'm so scared that if I go back it's all gonna fall apart even more than it already has.
What can you do? I assume he is seeing a doc. Psychosis can be serious and long term. Unless he is a lucky one.
 
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D-Iwon

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Yes, he's got weekly visits and is on risperidone. He's had the same last year and recovered fully within 3 months, so I'm praying for such luck this time
 
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Crazy Lady In Stanton

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Hi D,
I wish you the best of luck in your relationship. What you are going through right now sounds so hard. :hug1:
 
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Shali

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I don't know, I could isolate myself because I know I'm gonna mess up (maybe). People end up leaving coz of some logical reason, but you can't help it much. And it drives me insane to not know how people want to be shown love without it being too this or too that.

Hope it helps
 
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I still isolate myself these days. I have been doing it since 2012. I have turned down social offers because i just wanted to do nothing. It hurt to be social. Just be a good friend to him D-Iwon.
 
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