| | My best friend is schizophrenic
My bestfriend is schizophrenic and has a difficult time talking about it and describing what it is like. I have done a lot of research, but most of what I find is textbook answers. I am curious as to what he may go through and/or experience. He was diagnosed almost twelve years ago and we started hanging out just over two years ago.
We were dating at the time, but he does not like relationships so we have continued on as friends. I consider him to be my best friend, but he says that I only know the front he puts on. I want to get to know the "real" him, does anyone have any suggestions how to break through this front he puts up.
I love him more than anyone I have ever met, and want to be there for him. I just don't know how I can do that if he won't trust me enough to talk to me.
Thanks so much for any help/suggestions you can provide.