Mesonoxian wrote:Pardon me but, if the traits you describe are mostly invisible how would it be possible for him to see them at all? I am not sure how the fact that you love him that would have some influence on his perception.
Sorry if I am being dense.
Benji wrote:I think it depends completely on you and what you're comfortable with. I am the same way with depression. Even if I'm not currently suffering an 'episode', I often feel uncomfortable answering questions on forms that ask about mental health in the negative (saying that I don't have problems) because I know that I am prone to problems. If I was confident that they'd never come back, that'd be fine, but as I know that it depends on my situation at the time, I don't like the idea of completely cutting myself off from any potential future help!
goddessoflubbock wrote:I think those closest to us have the hardest time seeing the truth about us.
My father was an alcoholic most of my life - ask my mother and she'll deny it to this day.
I wonder often how I didn't see what was really going on with DS (and DH).
Back then, DS had very classic signs of being on the autistic spectrum. I think part of me knew, which is why I kept pushing for a neuro eval - which ended up being a big disappointment.
So JNSQ may only be seeing what he wants to see. We do it all the time.
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