For me, I wasn’t able to maintain many relationships for the first several years of my illness.
And then, with time, I slowly began to “try.”
It is difficult having schizoaffective disorder without a doubt, and I am in my 24th year since my first psychotic break!
What that means is that I’ve had time to “figure” some things out, which has much to do with my engaging with my doctors.
But, every day (and I mean every day), I am symptomatic!
I am hoping to get on a medication that will augment my current regimen.
Will that happen?
I don’t know.
I may ultimately have to go to something stronger.
What I’ve learned is that I’m going to have good days and bad days.
But, as always, I try… and, take things one day at a time.
Have you learned to slow down to the point that you are now taking your fight with mental illness, one day at a time? What did that look like for you? How did you get to the one day at a time mentality?