Published on 12, July, 2020
Put bluntly im struggling to cope. I am told its ok not to work but cant get past the guilt. People say its ok and to chill but i feel like ive wasted my life. My family say they love me and to be happy but i cant seem to accept not having lives the obligations of adulthood. Anyone here not work but is supported or partner to someone with asd who doesnt...how is it
I am in a similar situation to you. I have been in and out of work for most of my life and, realisitically, I am not fit to work. I have put myself and my ASD through hell over the years trying to keep…
It feels like ive always saught a way out of life...responsibility. or like i thought it was ok to not work and just live. But as time went on and noticing cost of thinngs my mind began to panic...and…
I’m sorry you’ve been made to feel that way Jay. No one should be judged in that way. You have value as a person whether you have a job or not. if it’s any comfort lots of people with successful…
I always have worked, but I understand the need to be useful to feel you count. Kind of why I picked the careers I did.
There is no need for guilt. We live in a society that materially rewards only some skill sets a d often misses that which is truely valuable.
Your life is not wasted. We can all have some positive impact somewhere. Why not think less in terms of work, but it terms of your potential contribution and do what you can. A hobby could turn into a way to help in a small way. For instance, gardening to help a neighbour or knitting to make premature baby clothes for a local maternity unit. Think through what you enjoy, think how it could help you or someone else and let society worry about the rest. Not everyone was built to fit our cut throat economy, but some talents, whilst not marketable, are worth more than gold.
Thats a really good idea. For instance, I like making jewlerry and I want to start making bracelets to raise money for Ukraininan refugees
Thats the problem its almost like i dont know how to think...like im stuck and cant think my way out...then rthe anxiety hits
I love these idea Dawn
Hobbies are for those with money and space. You need a job to pursue most things. Animation or digital art often requires an iPad. Art require art supplies. Cooking requires ingredients and access to a kitchen.
your limited before you have chance.