Maybe she is receiving SSDI, her total benefit for herself, and the benefit receives for the boys is around $2300 per month. Maybe, if things for us don't get any better, I look into seeing if she can get SSI as well.She must be getting SSDI. That’s dependent on the social security she paid into. SSI is not related to normal social security. The max monthly Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment is $710 for 2013. IF she is getting SSDI, she might be able to get SSI as well.
It’s a shame that her family does not seem to feel a responsibility to help with her. I guess it’s easy to just let you do it all. Sure relationships suffer when both parties do not participate enough. But this is a very different situation.
It’s good that you are going to therapy. Are you active in any church? If so they might have some help. Sometimes they have people who can take over for a while to give you a break.
Unfortunately, I think her family feels that there's nothing they can do, so they choose to stay away. Those who know, realize that it's an extremely difficult situation, unfortunatley it's always easier to turn a blind eye to the situation. Most people will say "if there's anything I can do to help", but I guess actions speak louder than words.
We attend a Catholic church, and our boys go to a Jesuit school. I'm a cradle Catholic, and she is a convert. Up until her illness we both were somewhat active in the church. Alot of her delusions, and fixed false beliefs now seem to be centered around religion, which has somewhat soured me on religion, and has me questioning my faith. I know now I shoud be moving towards God for guidence and hope, but unfortuatley I've found myself pushing away.