Ok. So i don't even know where to start here. So i'll try keep it to the point and elaborate if and where required.
I have been with my partner for 6 years. it has been turbulent at its worst and heavenly at its best. after much research online about his behavior and issues we have had, it seems to match bpd and i had word from a friend who knows his family and it was passed down to me to her from his sister that he has schizophrenia.
Now before i go on, i know he has had some issues in the past from his childhood which helps me understand his behaviours. and i love him regardless.
I dont think i have the energy to go into everything now to be honest after the day i have had, i am struggling myself with the situation.
Is there a support group for partners suffering this illness that i can talk to? or the phone?
I really wanted to reach out here but my energy levels have drained. luckily i had an awesome friend with me today who had experience with a family member having bipolar who helped me avoid what could have been a very dramatic confrontation when i was face to face (almost) with him and another woman (who was said she was his ex girlfriend) long story... always is huh?
i think i need a professionals advice. i need to do what is right for me and to do that i need to understand a bit more about the illness directly related to a relationship...
i want to also add (without sounding cocky) that i am proud of myself today for holding back and not confronting him and flying off the handle (which also relates back to major trust issues on my side) which i acknowledge as well...
Thank you for reading and i hope i can get some people reaching out who can guide me in the right direction..