Knowing or even suspecting that your child is in an unhealthy relationship can be both frustrating and frightening.But as a parent, you’re critical in helping your child develop healthy relationships and can provide life-saving support if they are in an abusive relationship.Don’t beat yourself up if you decide that, no matter how much you love this man, this isn’t the life you want. This is something she clearly needs to discuss with her partner.Perhaps he can provide her with a plan of action or detail into how this will affect her and what roles and responsibilities she will have.Perhaps such a large family will add to the support the autistic child will get, making his care easier.Perhaps joining this man’s family will only make things harder on everyone. Above all else, they should talk about their hopes and concerns and see what page each person is on.
Let your child know that it’s not their fault and no one “deserves” to be abused.
I caught a lot of flak for this post, in which I empathized with a woman who suffers from debilitating depression, but let her know that men were perfectly entitled to choose a healthy, normally functioning partner instead. A quick Google search reveals that the annual cost of autism therapy can exceed ,000 to ,000 per year and that the lifetime cost to support an individual with autism is greater than .2 million.
Is it fair that women discriminate against short men? Do you think subtracting that from your bank account might have an effect on you?
If they do open up, it’s important to be a good listener.
Your child may feel ashamed of what’s happening in their relationship.
I helped another client fall in love and have a baby even though she’s paralyzed from the waist down.