Do you ever just feel despair as an #Autism parent? 

I’m having a rough day today. I’m hyperfocused on certain things and I’m so incredibly stressed out. Everything  from , work, the stupid server running this site to this fricking election have me on a one way trip to burnoutsville. 

So far, the things we desperately need to have happen, simply aren’t happening or they’re happening much later than they should be. That makes life with three kids all that much more difficult. 

I’m not dwelling on the negative either, it just feels like I’m up to my neck in it at the moment. I know at least someone out there can relate to this. 

We all have days where we feel like anything that could go wrong, does go wrong. I’m just having one of those days today and while logically I know this, the overwhelming feelings of despair are well……pretty overwhelming.. 



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  • Aww! You do have burdens, Rob. You both have to work so hard as parents. It does sound like you have special (wonderful) kids.

    I’ve passed being upset about the election. What will be, will be. Roughly half of voters are going to be upset. I’m counting on things being better than we fear (either side).

    I am a worrywart. Fortunately, I’ve found through my life that worry is usually worse than what I’m worrying about. So I’ve learned to stop worrying about those things. However, there are always new, upsetting things to worry about!

    Do you have any hobbies that take you away from your worries? I read and also listen to music (while admiring the handsome guys who perform). Now, there are hobbies we can share with too. But do you have something that you do for yourself for fun? It doesn’t have to be hugely time consuming, but can still give you a little break. 🙂

  • It’s more of a way of life I’ve trained myself to try and breathe and look forward to sleeping (if possible) and put off remarks, comments and decisions until the next day.