I'm just wondering if anyone else has a parent who says they're fine with you being on the spectrum but at the same time you feel as though they aren't because you get told things like "if you find a nice boy you don't have to tell him and ruin it" or "don't talk about your opinions and push them onto other people" (meaning don't talk about you liking anyone of the same gender). Anyone else having this problem? Feeling like the parent doesn't actually accept you? And how do you deal with it?
“on the spectrum” is a term used to refer to the autistic spectrum (which i don’t think is what you’re talking about here). but yes! yes, mod jay is here to tell you that indeed, i’ve got that problem.
to be totally honest: i stopped dealing with it. to be fair, i’ve never had the greatest relationship with my father in the first place, but i reached a point where i decided i didn’t need him to accept me– accepting myself was enough.
❤️ mod jay