My mother has border line paranoid schizophrenia. we did not always know that though. It was a rough childhood. Still I made it through as did my two sisters. It is a rough road to travel and I want everyone to know at the end it is not so bad. She was not diagnosed until I was a adult. It took me years and God's impact to help me learn to forgive her of all the stuff she said and pulled. Still I have and I just want everyone to know it is okay if your having problems dealing with a loved ones illness. If you suspect a thing encourage that special someone to get checked up. It helps with the true understanding of what your dealing with. Remember when a schizophrenic person is in a paranoid state it can be hard. Just remind yourself your not alone it is not as uncommon as you think. Oh and now I work with people like my mother so I have turned my bad experience into a very helpful one. THE More I work with my clients the more I am able to deal with my mother when even her medication dose not help.