This falls into the category of unsolicited advice and I don’t usually like to provide that but this is too important not to.
Yesterday was absolutely Hellacious. Lizze and I are really feeling the stress and there isn’t any fix to it. Being an Autism parent pretty much guarantees that your life is going to be more challenging than most. It honestly doesn’t take long before life begins to take its toll.
Something I’ve learned along the way is that no matter how bad things get, never neglect what matters most. In my case, the kids are never neglected but there are two members of our family who sometimes are.
Always, always make your marriage a priority (assuming you’re married). Lizze and I sometimes get lost in our lives and forget to make time for each other.
After a relatively shitty day, Lizze and I made time for each other tonight. We put everything else aside and spent time together watching a movie. It happened to be what we both felt like doing. It was nice. It was relaxing. It was affordable and it was the perfect way to end the day.
Look, it’s so important to ensure proper care to the relationship between yourself and your spouse, partner or significant other.
Lizze and I learned the hard way, what can happen if we neglect each other. In the almost two years we were separated, we both learned a great deal about what really matters and what doesn’t. We were able to put our lives back together in a way that is stronger than before. Not everyone will be so lucky.
Please take care of yourselves and each other. Both you and your kids will likely be better for it. ☺