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But we work these things out." Frese offers these tips for partners of people with schizophrenia: "You develop a circle of friends for those times when your spouse can't provide the everyday chatter and banter," Frese says.

It also helps to remember how much your support means to your loved one.

"Social relationships are quite impaired in people with schizophrenia," says Philip D.

Harvey, Ph D, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami.

Be honest with yourself If you are still not into a relationship with a schizophrenic person, consider long and hard if you want to.