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Benjiii

720d

how do i cope with overwhelming and overstimulating family members?

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    • Daisy_Mae

      719d

      Ear buds and music was my best friend in high school it helped me to keep calm when I couldn’t handle my family or when I went out in public.

    • Daisy_Mae

      719d

      Ear buds and music was my best friend in high school it helped me to keep calm when I couldn’t handle my family or when I went out in public.

    • Allegro03

      719d

      Oof this is tough, I get it though because my whole family is overstimulating. I love them but they are a lot. I have found that having my "own space" during family functions helps and I also try to cut it as short as possible

    • piney

      719d

      Ugh, i know this feeling well. I take very frequent and long breaks in my room, usually with the light off/low, laying down and watching a movie/reading or napping. When i go out into the fray, i use earbuds/headphones. Sometimes having a comfort plush helps. Luckily, im now moved out and living with my friend, who is very quiet. Its much better! But i still go through the same thing every time i visit my family. Thats why i try to make my visits short and take my friend with me for moral support. Good luck to you!

    • feellicks

      720d

      I have this issue as well. what I do is I make sure I always have my earplugs or my ear buds with me. and if I feel like i need a break i go into the other room to lay down for a while. having a stim toy on you can help a lot.

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