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Nemorensis

612d

Have any of you had a talk with your parents about how you have a mental thing and you think they might have it too? How do I nicely say hey I think I got this mental genetic thing from you and you may want to check it out for yourself without them getting defensive?

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    • EliteLexy

      549d

      When I got my soft diagnosis (and was scheduled for an official) I mentioned to my parents how this is not just about me and brought up the statistics of mothers passing the gene or what have you onto their children. Since I have children, this worked and luckily made my mom think but I had also sent articles asking if they thought Autistic traits fit me throughout life. That was what made my dad think. Now they both claim tp be Autistic and I believe them after listening to them. Fortunately, they both have said that they do not want to take away from me but I have pushed for us to move through this together. So, maybe find some ways to drop some knowledge that might sink in and hit home? And if it doesn't, you tried. Good luck and congratulations 🎊

    • EliteLexy

      549d

      When I got my soft diagnosis (and was scheduled for an official) I mentioned to my parents how this is not just about me and brought up the statistics of mothers passing the gene or what have you onto their children. Since I have children, this worked and luckily made my mom think but I had also sent articles asking if they thought Autistic traits fit me throughout life. That was what made my dad think. Now they both claim tp be Autistic and I believe them after listening to them. Fortunately, they both have said that they do not want to take away from me but I have pushed for us to move through this together. So, maybe find some ways to drop some knowledge that might sink in and hit home? And if it doesn't, you tried. Good luck and congratulations 🎊

    • Nemorensis

      591d

      Thanks so much for all the comments. I got an official diagnosis and made a joke about it to my dad in a text. He was super sweet and it's become a new way for us to connect

      • EatenByWormy

        552d

        @Nemorensis So happy to read this even being late to the party 💕

    • Kei_88

      612d

      I tried to be subtle about it and then I tried to be in their face about it, and neither worked for my parents, they simply didn't care enough to learn more about it (despite me being diagnosed with it🙄) and feel as if it doesn't matter since they've gone their whole lives not knowing and "coping" (quotes added by me because it's total bs)

      • Kei_88

        612d

        @Kei_88 Sorry I don't give much advice, but I figured sharing my experience could help

    • Nemorensis

      612d

      I mentioned to my mom that I thought my dad might be adhd and she said it didn't matter. I disagree as that has a genetic component. I'm not sure how to broach the subject with him

      • EatenByWormy

        612d

        @Nemorensis At this point, they’re grown adults who are capable of deciding to do that for themselves. You can’t make anyone look into it if they really don’t want to.

        • EatenByWormy

          612d

          @EatenByWormy It’s lovely that you care about your parents enough to feel this way, but if this is a new diagnosis for you, YOU deserve that level of care. ❤️

    • Nemorensis

      612d

      They refuse to tell me any of it so I have to find it out as I go. They refuse therapy but show strong symptoms. Well enough adjusted and represed to function as humans but emotionally closed off.

    • EatenByWormy

      612d

      My thought is to kind of talk around it? Like tell them you’re autistic, and ask if anyone else in the family is autistic 👀

      • EatenByWormy

        612d

        @EatenByWormy You’re just working out your family medical history 🤔

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