To ask you a question, please answer honestly
Tobythecat · 23/07/2017 21:20
If you had a 27 year old daughter who lived alone but had mild autism, depression, anxiety and struggled to do certain tasks due to sensory overload, how much emotional support would you provide? Also, would you feel obliged to help them throughout their lives emotionally because they struggle due to their autism?
SoyUnPerdedor2 · 23/07/2017 21:25
It would depend on what other help she gets?
If she gets carers to help with cooking/cleaning/ things she struggled with, then I would leave that for the carers.
I would always be there to help her, as much as I could.
I would do my best to fill in the gaps left by others. And also encourage her to be as independent as she can manage.
DotForShort · 23/07/2017 21:30
I would certainly provide emotional support. But if I were hypothetically in that situation I wouldn't be available 24/7 since I have a career, other family members, etc. Someone close to me has been emotionally manipulated by her adult son to the extent that he has taken over her whole life. That has been a cautionary tale for me.
Tentomidnight · 23/07/2017 21:33
Mild autism? As in high functioning autism?
I would like to think that I would provide emotional support, but in a way which encouraged independence. And that I would do so for as long as wanted and needed.
I expect that I will be in this exact situation in a few years time, and I do worry about what is the 'right' thing to do and how I will best be able to support my DD.
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