It helps that I can switch off when I need to, because switching off has got me through some very difficult times; but it doesn’t come without its disadvantages.
When I am constantly being reminded of my neurological struggles because of Cerebral Palsy, I switch so that I don’t have to feel bad, or think about it. Daily, I live with all of it. Although others may sometimes try to understand, there are times when their understanding is limited.
It’s a vicious circle, because unless others walk a mile in our shoes, they never truly understand what we go through and that makes us feel bad with what we deal with.
In all fairness, no one can ever be expected to know what it’s like for someone else, they’re not in our shoes.