I'm finding it very hard to cope with the problems I have. This has meant me putting a lot of this onto my friends and completely overwhelming them to the point where some of them will not even talk to me at all. My best mate for years has had enough and never wants to talk to me again. The thing is I've relied on him so much over the past few years and he's gotten me through my mental health issues and the social challenges I face. I haven't told any of them about ASD. I don't know how I will cope without that support there for me
I'm sorry you're having a difficult time and feeling a lack of support. I hope you'll find some support from the community members here and their experiences.
If you're interested in accessing other support you can also search for services in your area on the Autism Services Directory:
www.autismdirectory.org.uk This includes services such as: support groups, social groups, advocacy, befriending, residential settings, outreach and respite.
You may also want to contact your local social services, if you are not already receiving help from them. Please take a look at the following articles for further information on getting help from Social Services:
(Child England and Wales)
(Adult England and Wales)
(Child and Adult Scotland)http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/benefits-and-community-care/care-and-benefits-for-parents-and-carers/care-support-for-children-with-autism/social-services-getting-help-for-children-and-adults-scotland.aspx
Services provided by the National Autistic Society may also help, you can read more here:
Our Autism Helpline may also be able to help. Advisers can talk through the different types of support and search for services in your area, if you would like to call.
The Helpline is open Monday to Thursday 10am – 4pm and Friday 9am -3pm on 0808 800 4104.
Please see the following link for further information:
Heather - Mod
I can relate.
I've lost many friends over the years and never understood why until lately.
If you ever need anyone to talk to give me a message :)
I find that for some reason friendships often end quickly.
There is conversation and then the people disappear.
I do not know why is that.