I try very hard not to bemoan my circumstances, but every so often I wonder if anyone cares about our family. I often hear people in our family wonder aloud how do I handle this...how does she do it every day...she needs help...or just the proverbial -- that sucks! What is amazing to me is the amount of help that presents itself, which is almost nonexistent.
Raising small children is demanding both physically and emotionally. It drains parents of sleep and energy. Add a special needs child into the mix and the demands can be staggering.
I'm not saying that I don't love and enjoy my kids because I very much do, but it would be great, maybe once every few years, to get away for an overnight with my husband. Just so that we can remember that we do like each other and that we are still adult individuals with needs outside of our kids.
The divorce rate of parents of children with Autism is eighty percent! That is a HUGE number! I can see why.