How Schizophrenia Really Affects Me - Schizophrenia: The Perspective of a Father & Brother-in-Law

December 9, 2007

How Schizophrenia Really Affects Me

For several entries I have written how this illness affects the people immediately around me. Now it's time to
tell you how it affects this writer. Let's begin by going back to when my wife and I moved moved to our current
residence. We moved there in June of 2005 not long after her mother died. She had passed away on May 30th. Her son who is paranoid schizophrenic was left with the house and the associated expenses. On the
suggestion of his brother we moved in to "help" with the utilities. Well, I'm to tell you that was BS. We pay all
the utilities, even the homeowners insurance, his brother has him convinced he can't help because he doesn't
have enough after paying his credit cards. That is even more BS. He inherited credit cards from his mother and loves to use them, he doesn't realize how much it costs him in interest and finance charges, along the way he acquired more cards, they are probably maxed out. His brother fusses at him frequently but it is fruitless.
That and the "sweepstakes" offers he gets frequently, they are scams. If I am fortunate enough to intercept them they go into File 13. My brother-in-law's behavior really used to bug the hell out of me, for I didn't under-
stand it, boy do I now! After reading nineteen pages from this website I know how it affects people, I can tell
you in complete honesty my life and outlook on it has been changed in the past few weeks, probably for the rest of my life, or at least as long as he is still here. As for my son he is in the early stages of the illness and
has a brighter future, I hope. Later.-30-

December 9, 2007

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