I want to take the next steps in navigating life after accepting my experiences and emotions. My goal is to set boundaries, connect with people, and grow as a person. I’d also like to mention, that I have PCOS and suspected autism / adhd. How do you cope in a healthy manner?
I’m a single mom of two lovely children and my son has autism. I can really relate to what you’re saying. Boundaries and goals are very important. My son used to fight all the time with his sister but now things are a bit better. You have to be patient. I’m here for more. Bye for now.
It might help to talk to a counselor or therapist, especially if you are still processing negative experiences and emotions.
You already are growing as a person. I think it’s very likely that in six months, when you look back at this time, you’ll say something like “wow, I really have changed!”
Start with just one boundary. Take the time to work out how to be both kind and assertive while leaving no doubt that the boundary is there to stay. Then you can establish additional boundaries as you feel the need.
You have already started connecting with people here. The more time you spend communicating, the more sense of connection you will feel.
If you are evaluated and found to have autism and or ADHD, there are supportive people and sources of information that can help you cope. I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until I was in college. By that time, I had already worked out quite a few strategies. Still, it felt better just knowing what I was dealing with.
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Thank you so much for your support and guidance. I am currently seeing a counselor, and my first short term goal is to balance out kindness and assertiveness. I appreciate you taking the time to share your story. I’m on a similar path, as far as establishing strategies and coping mechanisms, and I also hope to get some clarity on this journey.