Hello everyone. My name is Darnell and my 5 year old son Isaiah is autistic.
My wife just got done venting to me and I basically am not being a good enough father and husband. Its true. Im not very emotional. Emotion wasnt a big thing when I was growing up. It may sound like an excuse but I got nothing else for you.
My wife has done all the leg work thus far. Researching online, reading books, looking for doctors, you name it she does it. I just go to work and then come home and try to play and talk to the kids before bedtime. I dont talk enough to my wife about our son.
I want and need to be more involved. I feel like a crappy parent for letting my wife down. Sorry just doesnt cut it.
I wanted to join a support group to get the help I need. For instance, I suggested to my wife,Melissa, that I get a third shit job to take some stress off of her and she seemed to get upset. I just want her to be less stressed. Melissa is a casual cna and going to school and stays at home. I was just throwing ideas at her.
Thanks for letting me vent to all of you. Any and all comments are welcome. Thanks again.