II was diagnosed with Asperger, as being on the autism spectrum when I was 52 years old. I was the same person I’ve been for the past 52 years old, but I just learned a bit more about how and why my brain works the way it does.
We, the families with our blistered hearts, soul and damaged psyche, are the end product of undiagnosed and untreated Asperger’s Syndrome/ Autism. How many of us are out there? I think there are too many,
I know from my own experience many autistic adults have low self-esteem and lack assertiveness. Many ASD find it challenging to say no, so we may attract manipulative people. Furthermore, our generosity and naivety make us susceptible to people with dishonourable intentions.
For many autistic people, especially women, hiding is even more harmful than not knowing I’m autistic. Masking means that we create a different personality to handle every situation. I have never felt a strong connection with my core and I never realised this. When I am confronted with emotional upset, my brain immediately goes into fix-it mode, searching for a way to make the other person feel better so I can also relieve my distress.
The feelings of rejection and loneliness play a significant role in the lives of the Autism family. You always try to explain yourself clearly, but it seems to backfire. You never understand if the world wants your honesty or is going to punish you for it. But you are not alone. I was there, and I know how hard it is. But that is why I set up this coaching service, to be here, to listen to you and to help you connect with your core, without shame or fear. I’m here to walk with you and find your path which makes you happy and confident. You are enough. You only need to see that.