It helps that I can switch off when I need to, because it’s got me through some very difficult times, but it doesn’t come without its disadvantages.
I switch when I am constantly being reminded of my neurological struggles so that I don’t have to feel bad or think about it. Although others may try to understand, there are times when they don’t care to understand or their understanding is limited.
It’s a vicious circle, because unless they were to walk a mile in our shoes, they never can 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. But they must want to at least care.