I am autistic and so is my child. All my family know about my child's diagnosis and some know about mine. Despite this, I feel intense rejection or isolation from some members of my family. As though every time my child gets upset the other children are whisked away and told it's not their fault (not that it is is there fault but it's the whisk them off and turn their back on my child which hurts). If any other child in my family was upset I would try and comfort them and reassure them. This doesn't seem to happen for my child (by some).
I feel such intense loneliness sometimes and that is my worse fear for my child; that they will be lonely. It hurts so incredibly much that some members of my family seem to struggle to accept us. It could be my own misinterpretation but it causes such anxiety and nausea.
Has anyone else felt this kind of rejection and loneliness and it be unfounded? I want it to be unfounded.
I don't have ASD but my son has - ASD/ADHD. It pains me to see that he is alone and playing by himself because he doesn't "fit" in. I overhear some kids say - Let's not pick Michael. He doesn't understand the rules.
It hurts a lot. My son doesn't feel that way yet, he is still 7. I just hope that when he gets older, he will learn how to cope with it. He is undergoing OT.
Are you and your child in therapy?
"don't understand the rules" !!!!!
What rules !!!!!
The real problem with Autism is we are unaware that these rules even exist.
Ain’t that the truth. I’m only just realising that I’ve been violating their invisible rules all my life!
One rule is that you never explicitly mention the existence of these invisible rules.
If you do you're seen as weird.
A direct quote from a book on autism.
@Robert123, "you do not talk about Fight Club"
OMG that’s so true!