Seeing something is wrong, sometimes is very difficult.
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.
Learn to feel the same things, and learn to see his or her world the way they do during an episode.
To gain trust, you must connect on the same level as the schizophrenic and be well aware that if you date one of us, there will be times that the "disorder" rules our perceptions of reality.
Have you ever sat down and talked to your friend about his paranoia? Its best to get a glimpse into our world, because on occasion, we slip back into what i call "alter reality", it can be very frustrating and difficult to deal with, usually we isolate ourselves or keep very few friends because of trust issues.
My advice, is to use music to build trust with him/her.
If you can see past something’s, regard them as funny (to yourself), learn to talk to us in an altered way when we are sick, we can be talked OUT of psychosis (That is what a good therapist does). It is my subconsciousness talking to my consciousness.
Some of us believe the government watches us, that satellites track our moves, that airplanes are up there spying on us, and so on.... But any doctor will tell you that I am “just a schizophrenic” and regard me as “just another person who hears voices, they must be crazy” etc…We are caring, compassionate people, who have feelings, and, sometimes those feelings are extremely intense.
Sit down next to him or her sometimes when you talk, and just talk about life in general, we can be very spiritual, some believing it is god who talks to us. 2000 years ago, during Jesus’ time, we were highly regarded as shamans, saints, profits… Its all about molding into the world of the schizophrenic, if you can understand our perception, if we ever sit down and talk about it with you, then you can have a nice, good, long lasting friendship or relationship with us.