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Confessions of an overwhelmed and struggling with life, #Autism Dad

One of the things I try very hard to do with this blog, is be as honest and transparent as I can. There are always things that don’t get shared and while I understand the desire to know more, we still need some privacy. This is why there are times when something I say or …

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There’s 1 battle I’m fighting that I haven’t spoken about

I’ve talked in great detail about my battles with depression and the challenges I face as an Autism parent. Those things have sorta drowned out everything else and that includes a major battle I’m fighting that makes all of these things worse. For the last few weeks, I’ve been struggling with insomnia. People deal with …

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Do you ever feel so overwhelmed you can’t breathe?

As a Autism parent, my status quo is stressed out and overwhelmed. I think you’d be hard pressed to find an Autism parent who doesn’t feel this way from time to time. It’s important to understand that many of the things that we worry about on a daily basis as Autism Parents, are unique to …

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I’m going to need an attorney

I spent the afternoon, going through the paperwork that needs to be finished up in order to file for guardianship of Gavin. I’m not sure Lizze and I can both be guardian’s, as the paper only references one person or applicant. Maybe I’m wrong. I’ll be very honest with you. While we haven’t blown guardianship …

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What it’s like when I don’t cope well

I’m feeling incredibly overwhelmed this morning and I’m not entirely sure why. I’ve been feeling anxious and like there’s just too much going on for me to cope with. I honestly can say that it isn’t just one thing that weighing on me, it’s the totality of everything. On most days, I’m able to take …

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The best I can do is always be there for him

It’s been a long and exhausting day. Gavin has been struggling a bit and I have to tell you, as frustrating as his behaviors are for me, the most overwhelming emotion I feel is heartbreak. Gavin drives me completely bonkers. I’m not ashamed to admit that and I own it 100%. At the same time, …

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This #Autism Dad is very much overwhelmed with life

I mentioned in the previous post that I was in a weird place. I also said I would talk about it in the next post because I needed to sort my thoughts and find my words. Here’s the thing, my thoughts are all over the place right now and the words to describe where I’m …

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As he gets older, life becomes more challenging

Gavin spent the night at his grandparents last night and will be gone for most of the day today. As terrible as it sounds, it’s a desperately needed break. Every day is a struggle with Gavin and as he continues to regress, life becomes more challenging for him and us as well. The behaviors we …

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