I'm 32, single and have had a diagnosis of schizophrnia for the past twelve years. I would like to marry and have kids but am concerned about the effects of medication I'm taking would have on an unborn baby and therefore tend to shy away from intimacy. I would like children but find it extremely difficult to meet the right bloke, partly because some blokes seek people with better credentials and qualifications, with fewer health issues and better job prospects and my performance in this area is poor because I have mainly relied on a Disability Support Pension and other forms of social security over the last nine years and findi it difficult explaining my situation to potential partners without bring up mental illness. I go on Facebook and find myself resentiing others my age who have kids and who are married, because I feel I am strongly disadvantaged in this area due to my history and illlness. Does any anyone have any advice on how to deal with this problem and help me to live the normal life I wish to lead?