Paulina channelFrom Louisville
Your body's still here, but your spirit and soul feel dead. Nobody cares about me as much as I care about them, so I always lose everyone I care about—despite the desperate things I try to do to stop them from leaving me. Shutting down or discarding difficult feelings early in life, leaves us with deficits that come back to haunt us, in adulthood.
Unlike other psychiatric diagnoses, if you put someone with schizophrenia on an island all by themselves, their mental illness would still be evident. Thus, the cycle continues. You may have accepted some blame for his erratic moods, because it made perfect sense when he explained why he was withdrawn, frustrated, angry or sad--and you wanted to help him.