Being an autistic, especially an Aspie, can be very frustrating to that person and to all around who are experiencing frustration also. This post gives a little perspective.
Those are the times when I may not be at my best: my patience may be worn thin, and I may feel the tempting lure of what seems like a shortcut… one that ends up just making things more complex and unruly.
Tonight was one of those nights.
I was rushing H to get to bed – and he was yelling at me for rushing him. It did not go particularly well…
But H called me on it:
I am trying to advocate for myself here. I need you to listen to me.
I am having a hard time listening because you are yelling at me and I don’t like to be yelled at.
Well, I feel I have to yell because you are…
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