Quoting UniqueMommy1984:" We seem to have some of the hardest jobs in the world when it comes to taking care of our special needs ... [snip!] ... donít really deserve it. I just donít know how to fix this. I know I canít make everyone happy and everyone has their days. "
It's not easy being a mom, or having bipolar, or having a special needs kid, or having fibro.
I know, because I have three of those things. I can't imagine raising an autistic child, too.
A close, dear friend of mine has a child with aspergers. She's learned that you have to be very VERY literal in your intentions with her, and while I understand these are two very different disorders, you have to do the same with autistic children. Of course you're going to be more brash and totally honest. Your day to day life is dealing with a person who thinks in black and white. If they get butthurt because of an honest opinion then that is something they have to deal with, not you.
I know I'm not dealing with the same thing but I know from having those two illnesses that it's hard to take crap from anyone, and when it does show up you want it gone and FAST. I don't keep friendships and relationships are out of the question for me right now, but I wouldn't change myself or anything I'm doing just to get someone to like me.
There will be people that will be there for you, hun. Feel free to message me anytime you need to vent. It'd be nice having a friend with bipolar and FMS to talk to myself =]