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I need friends !!!!!

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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Once my son was diagnosed with Autism, I found out the the people who I thought were my friends ended our relationship. Even some family. So sometimes I need to vent, ime and my son live with my parents, I don't work and I need help, how you make friends if you hardly leave your home?
I'm new here, this is the first time belonging to a support group. Has anyone dealt with this? And how did u make friends?
by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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letstalk747
by Joy on Apr. 9, 2014 at 10:42 AM

welcome ,             i will friend you here

dawncs
by Dawn on Apr. 9, 2014 at 10:44 AM

 Welcome to the group! Have you thought of joining a local support group through http://www.autism-society.org/ or http://www.autismspeaks.org/? They can be very helpful. I also recommend http://www.wrightslaw.com/, http://www.thearc.org/, http://www.easterseals.com/, and http://www.specialolympics.org/.

arkansasmama08
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM
I can relate. I have 3 with autism, just a couple friends, and no time to see them. This group has been a life saver!
Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Oh Mama!!  We've all dealt with this to some extent I am sure!!  Big Hugs!!!  I have 3 SN kids, and we have lost our share along our journey.  But that means they weren't the 'right' friends for us I guess.  It is much harder to add in new ones of substance.  The on-line support groups are Great!!!  But yes, at times you want to be able to actually go out to lunch with a friend or do something, cry on a shoulder, whatever.  I have found the people that now 'get' me and accept me/my situation are people in that line of work (therapists, teachers, aides).  It does not mean they want or can be 'friends' with you after that role ends though, which is hard.  I do get attached, they are the people I see in my day most, often the only adults I talk to.  My son's current teacher and I have developed a friendship that will 'stick' after the school year, but she is my only true new add in in 5 years.  I think if you have local support groups, that would be a great place.  I have tried it here and don't make the same connections I do with on-line parents.  But I'd like to, so I keep trying.  Maybe you can make connections with parents of similar kids in your school, I'm trying that too.  Easier said than done, you have to figure out who they are first.  But just keep trying!! 

mandee1503
by Amanda on Apr. 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM
I looked for local groups. There are so many on here and fb. Good luck.
N.Carter2001
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 8:12 PM

My only true friends r in this group. They always care and give me advice. My so called friend that i can see when ever. Well its only when she wants to be friends and i get used and walked on. And im very shy so i dont go out and make friends.

Linagma03
by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Welcome to the group. I have a hard time with that too. I have turned into a hermit type person with all the appt I have to go to. Having friendships and making them work is very hard to do when you don't have a lot of time. 

I'll gladly be a friend here. You are in the best place to meet people that understand what you are going thru. ***Hugs***

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