After both of my two children were diagnosed with ASD, life took a toll and I was heading down a road to a dark place. Crying myself to sleep, drinking too much too often and I couldn’t talk to anyone about my kids with out breaking down in tears. I was still functioning but I was desperately unhappy and suffering in silence. After reaching a really low point, I decided I didn’t want to be unhappy anymore, for my own sake and for the sake of my kids.
I was reluctant at first, at the thought of attending counselling sessions and yes it was confronting and emotional but looking back now, it was a major turning point and the best thing I could have done.
She helped me through the most difficult time in my life. I was broken. I felt completely comfortable to pour my heart out to her. I cleared my soul. She guided me and gave me the tools to put myself back together.
Since then I have attended various seminars where they have emphasised the importance of looking after yourself and your own happiness because that impacts on your children too. I don’t think that it’s a complete coincidence that since I have improved myself, that my children have also improved too.
I now have a better frame of mind, a more positive approach and outlook, more hope, confidence and a better acceptance of who I am and how our life is. I will be forever grateful and so glad I took that leap of faith…