How to tell loved ones you’re autistic?

Asking loved ones if you are autistic can be a difficult conversation to have. For some, it can be too much for them to handle. This is why it’s important to be as open and honest as possible with your loved ones.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to know how to tell loved ones that you are autistic. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you ask loved ones the right questions.

How to ask loved ones if you’re autistic?

  • Open up and tell them how you feel.
  • Be open and honest with them.
  • Be specific.
  • Be specific about the things that you like.
  • Be specific about the things that you don’t like.

Open up and tell them how you feel

If you want them to know how you are feeling, you will need to be as open as possible. Don’t be afraid to talk about how you feel. It’s important to be open and honest with your loved ones. This way, they know how you are feeling and can support you in any way possible.

Tell them how you feel

You can even say that you’re feeling a certain way, but you want them to know what you actually mean. For example:

  • “I’m feeling very upset and I don’t know why.”

“I’m feeling like I’m not doing enough, and I just need some support.”

“I’m feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, and I can’t do anything right.”

Be open and honest with them

It’s important to be as open and honest as possible with loved ones. You will need to be able to describe exactly what you need from them. For example:

  • “I really need you to check in with me on a daily basis. I don’t know what to do. I’m losing hope.”
  • “I need you to help me set up meetings with my therapist. I don’t know what to do. I can’t handle it.”
  • “I need you to support my goals. I feel like I’m going to fail. I’m overwhelmed and I’m worried about what other people are thinking.”

Be specific about the things that you like

It’s important to tell your loved ones what you like and don’t like. This way, they can support you with the things you do or don’t like.

You can tell them exactly what you like and don’t like. Think about what you like and don’t like. Then be as specific as possible. For example:

  • “I love to help people, and I want to spend my time doing things that help people.”
  • “I feel very uncomfortable around people. I don’t want to be around people.”
  • “I hate to be around people when they’re mean to me.”

Be specific about the things that you don’t like

You can tell them exactly what you don’t like. This way, they can help you with the things you do like.

You can tell them exactly what you don’t like. Think about what you don’t like. Then be as specific as possible. For example:

“I don’t enjoy school. I don’t like school, and I want to focus on things that I enjoy.”

“I don’t like to do things. I’m not interested in things. I just want to focus on my favorite things.”

Be specific about the things that you want to do

You can tell your loved ones exactly what you want to do. This is good for your loved ones to know. It’s also good for you to know. This way, you can be as specific as possible with them.

For example:

“I want to do things that I enjoy. I want to help people. I want to spend my free time doing things that I love.”

“I want to spend time with my friends. I want to be social. I want to make new friends. I want to do things to help people.”

“I want to volunteer in my community. I want to help people. I want to spend my free time being with people.”

Be specific about the things that you need

You can also tell your loved ones exactly what you need. This way, they know exactly how to help you and how to help you feel better.

For example:

Do you need to talk to someone?

Do you need to spend time with your friends?

Do you need to spend some time doing something that you enjoy?

Do you need to spend time having fun?

Do you need to spend time doing things that help you?

Be specific about the things that you don’t need

You can also tell your loved ones exactly what you don’t need. This is important for you to know.

For example:

Do you want to spend time on your own?

Do you want to spend time with your friends?

Do you want to spend time doing things that you enjoy?

Do you want to spend time doing things that help you?

Be specific about how you want to be treated

You can also tell your loved ones exactly how you want to be treated. This is important for you to know.

For example:

Do you want to feel supported?

Do you want to be listened to?

Do you want to feel that you’re heard?

Do you want to feel like you’re understood?

Do you want to feel like you’re respected?

Be specific about what you need

You can also be specific about what you need. This is important for you to know.

For example:

Do you need help with things that you’re not good at?

Do you need someone to talk to?

Do you need someone to help you feel better?

Do you need someone to listen to you when you have a problem?

Do you need someone to help you find a solution?

Do you need someone to do things that you enjoy?

Be specific about how you want to feel

You can be specific about how you want to feel. This is important for you to know.

For example:

Do you want to feel accepted?

Do you want to feel heard?

Do you want to feel respected?

Do you want to feel listened to?

Do you want to feel understood?

Do you want to feel loved?

Be specific about the specific things you want to talk about

You can talk about specific things that you want to talk about. For example, you can talk about:

When you feel like there’s something you want to talk about, you can talk about what it is.

When you’re feeling good, you can talk about what you want to do. For example, you can talk about what you want to do to help people or to spend your free time doing things that you enjoy.

When something bothers you, you can talk about what it is. For example, you can talk about what you don’t like about school or your friends.

When something bothers you, you can talk about what it is. For example, you can talk about what you don’t like about school.

What’s the outlook?

You can talk about it and you can listen to each other.

If you feel that something’s bothering you, you can talk about it. Then, you can listen to each other about it.

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