Special Needs Parenting and Having Friends
Anyone who is the parent of special needs kids can tell you that finding the time, energy, and balance to also maintain healthy outside relationships is a very difficult task. Sadly, one of the first things to go following a diagnosis is the outside support from friends. You find yourself alone at first, which can be a dark chasm of loneliness.
You may even blame yourself for your friends “abandoning” you. Or, perhaps you skip right to blaming them. I mean, really, if they were true friends they could deal with your new life as a special needs parent. Right? The truth is, it very well could be no fault of anyone. I hate overused sayings, but this one fits… It is what it is.
But why? Why did everything have to change? Well, for one, YOU changed. Your priorities, your focus, your “free…
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