When my gut and intuition are in sync with my understanding I do bring clarity to my issues, otherwise I free fall into a tailspin. As a child, where my parents-initiated decisions, I lived with no stress in that regard.
Living with autism is difficult, because unless you have understanding, you can fail to get past your issues or whatever you happen to be dealing with at the time.
When we mentally understand, and we’re comfortable with our choices, we are able to trust. When you have autism and you lack the mental acumen, it is not always possible to trust, because panic and fear replaces our ability to trust. Using the gut and intuition, helps bring back clarity and clarity helps bring about trust.
It’s hard, because once anyone reaches adulthood, they’re expected to make decisions for themselves. When you deal with a mental illness and it’s mild to moderate, there are no allowances.
Autism is a mental illness. Unless you understand how autism presents, or you deal with it yourself, you can never know just how difficult it really is to live with. At any given moment you can free-fall into a ‘tailspin’.
Living with a disability and living with my own struggles, means I understand other people’s struggles too and would never underestimate what they deal with.