The Unofficial DiagnosisFor the holidays my family came together with a few extended members, in which on of the adults - who works with children - spoke about the children she works with. When she described the way they act and behave it described my younger sister to the "T". My parents took the information in and looked into it more after the holidays.
Now months later, I was speaking to my mother about an ignorant comment that she made in front of people that wasn't necessary - and she got upset with me for not defending her. Now it's not like people were cracking jokes or calling her names for what she said - but there was a shared look of "did she really just say that".
My mother then decided to tell me what had occurred during that holiday and the conclusion that the family had come to. Initially, I was pissed because now she has a constant excuse for her behaviour as though she didn't already have it 'easy' prior to receiving this unofficial diagnosis. Not to mention that my mother has forever been over protective of her (even before the family talk), so this could only make things worse. But after actually reading up on it both online and at the bookstore I almost feel confused.
I already have to deal with my own personal issues with my parents, school and work; now I have to be extra sensitive to her and her feelings and emotions? Like the higher expectations from our dad isn't frustrating enough.
I wanted to know if anyone knows where to go to get help dealing with the new found information. I know I am 3 years away from no longer living at home, but now there is an unspoken expectation on me now that I know about what is going on with her.