People are not defined by their medical label, and although you might see that as bad, there are many parts of someone's character that are not defined by that, are doubtless good, and sometimes get overlooked.It's difficult to deal with, but then a lot of people are difficult in relationships anyway."We took a walk in a park, and it was toward the end of summer -- a gorgeous, beautiful day. and he said he had had a 'schizophrenic break.'" For some couples, that might have been the end.
Developing trust with such a person might be one of the most difficul things you could ever do.
For him, having someone who will love and support him in everything can be an important factor in his healing process or at the very least in his learning to live with it.
It's worth pointing out that you shouldn't really see him as his illness, but apart from his illness.
Seeing something is wrong, sometimes is very difficult.
I disagree with the other poster who said to regard him as something less as anything you want him or her to be...
He has to be getting help on the side from a professional, and would need to be consciously trying to improve the relationship with you.