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Distancing Myself From My Toxic Parents as an Autistic Adult

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My parents and I have never gotten along. Growing up, there was a lot of abuse around my autism. However, I didn’t learn it was abuse until I was in my mid-20s.

I went to see a new therapist who, when I would tell her stories from my childhood, would stare in shock and disbelief at my treatment.

I always thought things like being locked in my room during autistic meltdowns, being forced to mask my autism 24/7, or having my mother tell me that all the stress I put her through would cause her to lose her battle with cancer.

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