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June 27th, 2004

asperger's, depression, my family, 'n' me. (long) @ 11:10 pm

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Date:June 28th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
It seems like your parents are like many parents - they want to care and give you parental guidance on what's ailing you, but they can only do that within their parameters of understanding. In an effort to make that connection, what they've done is relate what you're going through (or certain aspects of it) with something with which they're familiar (depression). I think most people don't know what Asperger's is, and so when they see you describing what sounds to them like depression, they automatically jump to that, then prescribe for you something that worked for them (prayer).

It sounds like your family really wants to care, and it might just take a little more dialogue and explanation to get them to understand. It might help to say, "I know this sounds like depression, and that's certainly part of it, but Asperger's is ..." Of course, the nature of Asperger's makes it difficult to do that, but it might be worth it. I dunno.

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