One husband, two men: Loving someone with schizophrenia

Mr Leslie Ng and Ms Margaret Ong during their courtship in the second half of the 1980s. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - Ms Margaret Ong remembers the last time her husband said he loved her. It was 2018, nine years after Mr Leslie Ng was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Since then, the 60-year-old's condition has made him ignore Ms Ong's existence. His paranoia and anxiety also make it difficult for them to converse or have meals together.

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