I confess to sometimes feeling crushed by my #SpecialNeeds family

You may or may not know this but I have quite a bit in my plate. I try so hard to do right by everyone in my family but there are times I become do overwhelmed by their needs, I feel like I’m being crushed.

I’m feeling crushed right now by the weight of everything.

Lizze is living with high functioning Autism, PTSD, ADHD, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression, ehlers-danlos, bipolar disorder and untreatable daily migraines among others.

Gavin is living with chronic pain, childhood disintegrative disorder (very rare, regressive form of Autism), common variable immunodeficiency, epilepsy, schizophrenia, asthma, and a very rare autonomic disorder among others.



Elliott is living with Autism, sensory processing disorder, depression, severe anxiety, ADHD, food allergies and possibly bipolar disorder.

3 comments

  1. Actually sharing the bad feelings helps everyone to see you’re human. And I’m impressed that in spite of feeling that way, you put your family first. I’d probably have an outburst first and then apologize and do what’s right. But then again, as an HF autistic person I’ve had to learn NOT to yell and have (what I now know is) a meltdown.

  2. Don’t feel bad, you have emotions and needs too, we all do! You wouldn’t be much of a human if you didn’t have feelings and you wouldn’t be much of a dad or husband if you only focused on your own needs all the time finding a balance is tough, hell I find it tough because I’m a single dad with a son with autism..just one…so the job you do with three is amazing!

    Like you I have bad days too, depression and anxiety can be a real life sucker at times but I’m lucky that my parents can support me and help me when I ask for it.

    Thank you again for sharing your experience and again reminding me that I’m not the only parent of an autistic child who sometimes has bad days! Just try to focus on the good bits in your day, if you reflect at the end of the day you’ll probably find one or two good moments to be thankful for.

    1. Thank you. My goal is to be relatable and help others learn from my mistakes or remember they aren’t alone.

      Focusing on the positive is really important. Well said and thank you.. ☺



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